Ivana Trump arrives at World Premiere of “Primary Intuition 2” held at AMC Lincoln Sq. Theatre in New York, NY, on March 27, 2006.
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Ivana Trump, the primary spouse of former President Donald Trump, died in an accident because of struggling blunt affect accidents to her torso, New York Metropolis’s Workplace of the Chief Medical Examiner mentioned Friday.
A senior New York Metropolis official with direct information of the matter mentioned the circumstances of her demise are per a fall on the steps, NBC Information reported. The official added the demise shouldn’t be suspicious.
The official ruling got here a day after Ivana, 73, was discovered lifeless in her Manhattan residence after the New York Fireplace Division responded to a name from there.
Earlier Friday, the New York state Lawyer Common’s Workplace mentioned it had agreed on the request of attorneys for Donald Trump and two of his kids to postpone depositions of them that had been scheduled for subsequent week in gentle of Ivana’s demise.
A spokesperson for the Workplace of the Chief Medical Examiner mentioned the reason for Ivana’s demise was “blunt affect trauma” and the style of her demise was “accident.”
“Having launched this willpower, OCME is not going to remark additional on the investigation,” the spokesperson mentioned.
A senior New York Metropolis official advised NBC Information on Thursday that Ivana Trump was discovered on the spiral staircase of her house when authorities first arrived.
Earlier than the health worker’s findings had been launched Friday, Donald Trump mentioned that “out of affection and respect for Ivana” he was suspending a rally scheduled for Saturday in Arizona to assist the Republican candidate for governor, Kari Lake, till July 22.
Ivana, who was a former mannequin and ski racer, was born in what on the time was Czechoslovakia.
She married the brash real-estate mogul Trump in 1977 and went on to carry prime positions in his corporations, together with the Trump Group.
The couple had three kids — Donald Trump Jr., 44, Ivanka Trump, 40, and Eric Trump, 38.
The Trumps’ divorce in 1990 was acrimonious, with each events waging their battle within the Huge Apple’s tabloid newspapers, the New York Submit and the New York Every day Information, as a lot as within the courtroom.
The cut up was at the least partially sparked by Donald Trump’s affair with Marla Maples, who went on to develop into his second spouse.
Trump, 76, married his third spouse, Melania, in 2005.
The elder Trump, Donald Jr. and Ivanka had been set to be deposed subsequent week by investigators from Lawyer Common Letitia James’ workplace as a part of an investigation into how the Trump Group has said the worth of assorted actual property belongings. James is eyeing whether or not the corporate illegally manipulated these valuations for monetary advantages, akin to lowered taxes or extra favorable mortgage phrases.
Eric Trump beforehand was deposed within the case, however invoked his Fifth Modification proper towards self-incrimination greater than 500 occasions, James’ workplace mentioned in a January court docket submitting.
James’ spokesperson on Friday mentioned, “In gentle of the passing of Ivana Trump yesterday, we obtained a request from counsel for Donald Trump and his kids to adjourn all three depositions, which now we have agreed to.”
“It is a momentary delay, and the depositions will probably be rescheduled as quickly as potential. There isn’t any different details about dates or in any other case to offer right now,” the spokesperson mentioned.
“We provide our condolences to the Trump household.”