Ivana Trump’s cause of death ruled accidental

Last Modified: 9th Sep

Ivana Trump’s cause of death has been disclosed- she died after falling down the stairs inside her New York City home. News sources confirmed that the freak incident was an accident and ruled out the involvement of suspicious activity.

The first wife of former President Donald Trump was found dead at the base of the stairs of her Manhattan apartment on Thursday afternoon. She was 73.

Ivana and Donald Trump (Image: Getty Images)

According to the New York City Medical Examiner’s Office, the fall caused caused “blunt impact injuries” to her torso resulting in her death. 

Born Ivana Marie Zelnickova in Gottwaldov, Moravia, Czechoslovakia, she married Austrian ski instructor  Alfred Winklmayr in 1971 to obtain  Austrian citizenship. After moving to Canada, she divorced Alfred and diverted her career from skier to model. She met Donald Trump in 1976 while modeling in New York City. She and Trump married in 1977 and had three children together - Don Jr., 44, Ivanka, 40, and Eric, 38.

Ivana Trump with her children (Image: Getty Images)

Former US president Donald released the statement on his ex-wife’s passing. “I am very saddened to inform all of those that loved her, of which there were many, that Ivana Trump has passed away at her home in New York City. She was a wonderful, beautiful, and amazing woman, who led a great and inspirational life. Her pride and joy were her three children, Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Eric. Rest In Peace, Ivana!”

Ivanka, Eric, and Donald Jr. also released a joint statement, “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 from communism and embraced this country. She taught her children about grit and toughness, compassion, and determination. She will be dearly missed by her mother, her three children, and ten grandchildren.”

The Trump family (Image: Instagram)

The late businesswoman’s best friend Nikki Haskell shared that Ivana had plans to travel to France following the pandemic.

“She was leaving for St. Tropez tomorrow. This was going to be her first trip away since the pandemic. She was afraid of getting the virus. She was my best friend. I met her the night she met Donald [Trump] … I can’t even tell you how fabulous she was, just a great friend, and the most amazing, inspirational person,” Haskell said.

Although Ivana Trump went on to marry two more husbands, she did not have children with her other husbands.

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