There was no word on a cause. Ivana Trump is the mother of Donald Jr., Ivanka Trump and Eric Trump. She was 73.
Raised in communist Czechoslovakia, Ivana Trump partnered with Donald Trump on some of his most prominent real estate projects. The two divorced in 1992 in the aftermath of his tabloid affair with Marla Maples — who later became Donald Trump’s second wife and mother of their daughter, Tiffany.
In his book, “Trump: The Art of the Deal,” Donald Trump referred to Ivana Trump as a “great manager” and described her as “demanding and very competitive.” He also put her in charge of running Trump’s Castle in Atlantic City, rather than hiring an outside general manager.
“When it comes to running a casino, good management skills are as important as specific gaming experience,” he wrote. “She proved me right.”
After the divorce, Ivana Trump married and divorced twice more while maintaining a jet-setting, globetrotting lifestyle.
This story has been updated with additional information.