A tribute is paid to Ivana Trump, the first wife of former US President Donald Trump, after she died at her home in New York City at the age of 73.
Her daughter Ivanka Trump said she was “heartbroken” after the announcement of her mother’s death.
Ivanka described her mother as “brilliant, charming, passionate and hilariously funny”.
Taking to Twitter, she shared a picture of her and her mother and wrote, “Broken by the death of my mother.”
“Mom was brilliant, charming, passionate and hilariously funny. She lived life to the fullest – and never missed an opportunity to laugh and dance.
“I will miss her forever and will always keep her memory alive in our hearts.”
Ivana and Donald Trump’s youngest son, Eric, took to Instagram to post an old family picture of his mother, father, brother Donald Jr. and sister Ivanka with a heartfelt message about his late mother.
“It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Ivana Trump.
“Our mother was an incredible woman – a force in business, a world-class athlete, a radiant beauty and a caring mother and friend.
“Ivana Trump was a survivor. She fled communism and embraced this country. She taught her children courage and tenacity, compassion and determination.
“She will be greatly missed by her mother, her three children and ten grandchildren.”
Banned from Twitter, Donald Trump posted a tribute on his social media platform Truth Social.
“It is with great sadness that I have to announce to everyone who loved her, of whom there are many, that Ivana Trump has passed away at her home in New York City.
“She was a wonderful, beautiful and amazing woman who lived an amazing and inspiring life.
“Her pride and joy were her three children, Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric. She was as proud of her as we were all so proud of her. Rest in peace Ivana.”
Various US politicians paid tribute to Ivana, including former New York Mayor and President Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani, who tweeted, “Ivana Trump was a truly talented, creative and beautiful person.
“She made a huge contribution, especially for New York. Remarkably, despite all of the world’s massive distractions, she and President Donald J. Trump have given the world exceptionally good, balanced, and decent children and grandchildren.”
Italian fashion designer Domenico Vacca also shared an Instagram photo of him and Ivana and said: “Too sad to write anything now. I’m really sad and in pain. My beautiful Ivana, you left too soon.”
Journalist Piers Morgan was among those who paid tribute to Ivana via Twitter, posting a picture of the pair.
“It is very sad to hear that Ivana Trump has passed away. She was a fabulously entertaining woman and a great interviewee who remained loyal to her ex-husband Donald. My condolences to @IvankaTrump @DonaldJTrumpJr @EricTrump on the loss of your amazing mother,” he said.
Kayleigh McEnany, President Trump’s White House press secretary and current Fox News contributor, tweeted, “My family and I send all our love and prayers to President Trump and the entire Trump family for the loss of Ivana Trump. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.”
Ivana was a Czech-born ski racer and model who was married to Donald Trump from 1977 to 1992.
For many years she worked in many of Donald Trump’s business ventures; She was CEO at Trump’s Castle, one of his hotel-casinos in Atlantic City, and designed the Gran Hyatt Hotel, which Trump owned at the time, and Trump Tower.
She has authored several books, most recently her autobiography, Raising Trump, about her own childhood and her experience raising children with Donald Trump.
She appeared in the 1996 hit film The First Wives Club and in 2010 had a guest appearance in the seventh series of UK Celebrity Big Brother.
She has been married four times, most recently to Italian actor Rossano Rubicond.
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