Ivana Trump, 1st wife of Donald Trump, dies at 73

Donald Trump and Ivana Trump
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Ivana Trump, the first wife of former President Donald Trump with whom he shared three children, has died. She was 73.

News of Ivana Trump's death was confirmed on social media Thursday by the former president, who said she died at her home in New York City. A cause of death was not disclosed, but The New York Times reported that police are investigating whether she fell down the stairs.

"She was a wonderful, beautiful, and amazing woman, who led a great and inspirational life," Trump wrote on Truth Social.

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Trump was married to Ivana, a model from Czechoslovakia, from 1977 to 1992, during which time they had three children together: Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Eric. They were her "pride and joy," the former president said Thursday. "She was so proud of them, as we were all so proud of her." Ivana formerly served as vice president for interior design at the Trump Organization and managed the Plaza Hotel.

A statement from the Trump family remembered Ivana as an "incredible woman — a force in business, a world-class athlete, a radiant beauty, and caring mother and friend."

"Ivana Trump was a survivor," the family added. "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."

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