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Ivana Trump’s cause of death has been revealed hours after news broke of her passing, aged 73

''It appeared accidental.''
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Donald Trump’s first wife Ivana Trump’s cause of death has been revealed hours after news broke of her sad death aged 73.

Donald Trump’s first wife Ivana Trump has died aged 73.

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Multiple outlets have reported the former model died of a suspected cardiac arrest after being discovered unresponsive at her New York home.

Police sources told the NY Post that Ms Trump was discovered at the bottom of a staircase in her Manhattan home just after 12pm local time. Police had been called to her home for a wellness check.

“A police spokesperson said she was found dead on the stairs and that foul play was not suspected,” Reuters reported.

“It appeared accidental and she may have fallen down the stairs. The Fire Department of New York said paramedics responded to a call to her apartment for a cardiac arrest.”

The official cause of death has yet to be announced and the statements from the Trump family and Donald Trump himself did not mention a cause of death.

The family is mourning the passing of a “brilliant, charming, passionate” woman who raised three children with the former US President.

Ivana and Donald Trump married in 1977.

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During their 15-year marriage the couple welcomed three children, Donald Jr, Ivanka, and Eric. Ivana and Donald Snr. divorced in 1992.

Their only daughter together, Ivanka, paid homage to her late mother with an emotional tribute on Instagram on Friday morning.

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Posting a series of childhood photos together, Ivanka penned: “Heartbroken by the passing of my mother. Mom was brilliant, charming, passionate and wickedly funny. She modeled strength, tenacity and determination in her every action.

“She lived life to the fullest — never forgoing an opportunity to laugh and dance. I will miss her forever and will keep her memory alive in our hearts always.”

Ivanka shared this childhood photo with her mother.

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Meanwhile Ivana’s former husband wrote of the 73-year-old on social media: “I am very saddened to inform all of those that loved her, of which 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 led a great and inspirational life. Her pride and joy were her three children, Donald Jr, Ivanka, and Eric. She was so proud of them, as we were all so proud of her. Rest In Peace, Ivana!”

This article originally appeared on our sister site, WHO.

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