Ivana Trump dead at 73: celebrities pay tribute
Celebrities around the world are mourning the death of Ivana Trump, who died at 73.
“It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Ivana Trump,” the Trump family said in a statement Thursday, July 14. “Our mother was an incredible woman – a force in business, a world-class athlete, a radiant beauty, 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 sadly missed by her mother, her three children and her 10 grandchildren.
The late socialite was found “unconscious and unresponsive” in her New York City apartment just before 1 p.m. Thursday, the NYPD said in a statement.
“Emergency Medical Services responded to the location and declared the victim dead at the scene. There does not appear to be any criminality,” the statement continued. “The medical examiner will determine the cause of death.”
According to ABC News, the NYPD responded to a cardiac arrest call when they arrived at Ivana’s home.
Shortly after Ivana’s family released their statement, the former President Donald Trump paid tribute to his first wife, to whom he was married from 1977 to 1992. Together, they shared his three oldest: Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka and Eric.
“I am very saddened to inform all who loved her, of which there are many, that Ivana Trump has passed away at her home in New York,” the politician wrote via Truth Social. “She was a wonderful, beautiful, incredible woman who led a wonderful and inspiring life. She was so proud of them, as we were all so proud of her. Rest in peace, Ivana!
After divorcing Ivana, the former president got married Marla Mapleswith whom he shares his daughter Tiffany. After their divorce in 1999, he then married Melanie Trump in 2005. He and the former first lady are parents to son Barron.
In addition to her previous relationship with the former president and her role as a mother of three, Ivana has had a successful and highly publicized career in her own right. She has made several on-screen appearances as herself, including a memorable appearance in The First Women’s Club and on TV shows, including celebrity big brother and Gossip Girl.
Keep scrolling to see the stars’ reactions to Ivana’s death: