Funeral held for Ivana Trump

Donald Trump pays tribute

Ivana Trump, the first wife of former U.S. President Donald Trump dies at 73 on 14 July 2022.

She was the mother of Trump's three oldest children

"Our mother was an incredible woman - a force in business, a world-class athlete, a radiant beauty, and caring mother and friend," the Trump family said in a statement.

"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," Trump said.

The couple married in 1977 and divorced in 1992. They had three children together: Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric.

"Ivana Trump was a survivor. She fled from communism and embraced this country. 

She taught her children about grit and toughness, compassion and determination," the Trump family said in a statement.

She grew up under Communist rule in the former Czechoslovakia.

Neither the Trump family statement nor the post from the former president mentioned the cause of her death.

She worked alongside her husband in developing Trump Tower, his signature building on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Ivana Trump was the vice president for interior design for the Trump Organization.

She also managed the historic Plaza Hotel, which Trump acquired in 1988 all while raising their three children.

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