", She was found unconscious near a staircase in her home, two people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press.. "It's been a very sad day, a very sad day," Eric Trump said as he left his mother's home near Central Park. It is a priority for CBC to create a website that is accessible to all Canadians including people with visual, hearing, motor and cognitive challenges. The Trumps became partners in love and business. ", "She fled from communism and embraced this country," the statement continued. Both saidpolice are investigating whether shefell down the stairs and believe her death was accidental.The people could not discuss the matter publicly and spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity. Ivana Trump, ex-wife of former U.S. president Donald Trump, dead at 73 | CBC News Loaded. Barbara Res, a former Trump Organization executive who was in charge of the skyscraper's construction, recalled Ivana helping the decorator and taking a strong interest in such details as the doormen's uniforms. In 2017, while promoting her book, she told ABC's Good Morning Americathat she spoke with the then-president about every two weeks and had his direct White House number, but didn't want to call too frequently because of Donald's current wife,Melania Trump. "She was so proud of them, as we were all so proud of her. She enthusiastically backed his 2016 White House run and told the New York Post that year that she was giving him suggestions on his campaign. In a statement, he and his siblings called her "an incredible woman a force in business, a world-class athlete, a radiant beauty, and caring mother and friend. "I'm first lady, OK? The two were fixtures of New York's see-and-be-seen scene before their equally publicand messy1992 divorce. Ivana herself eventually appeared in the 1996 hit film The First Wives Club, deliveringthe now-famous line, "Ladies, you have to be strong and independent, and remember, don't get mad, get everything.". "She did all that to impress Donald, to win his approval," Res said. She managed one of his Atlantic City casinos and helped make Trump Tower an image of '80s success (or excess, to some). Her ex-husband, former U.S. president Donald Trump, announced her death on social media. She said she advised him to "be more calm. However supportive, she occasionally ruffled feathers. Rest In Peace, Ivana! The couple married in 1977.. "If you're in business for yourself, I really think it's a bad idea to put your wife working for you," he said, complaining that when she turned into a businessperson, "a softness disappeared.". Donald would say at times that he regretted having Ivana join him in business and blamed it for the unravelling of their marriage. "She was traveling back and forth all the time, and leaving her kids. "I don't want to cause any kind of jealousy or something like that because I'm basically first Trump wife, OK?"
Former model and businesswoman Ivana Trump has died at the age of 73. He just says it as it is.". She later said that she didn't mean it literally, but rather that she felt violated. "I think that putting a wife to work is a very dangerous thing," he told ABC News in the early '90s. "We speak before and after the appearances and he asks me what I thought," she said. The medical examiner's office will determine an official cause of death. ", A Czech-born ski racer and sometime model, Ivana met the future president in the 1970s and quickly perceived him as "smart and funny an all-America good guy," as she wrote in a 2017 book. She became an icon in her own right, dripping with '80s style and elegance, complete with her signature blond updo.She influenced the look of the over-the-top Patsy Stone in the classic British sitcom Absolutely Fabulous,with the character extolling Ivana as "tremendous" in one episode. "I couldn't turn on the television without hearing my name," Ivana wrote in her book. Nevertheless, she ultimately remained friendly with her ex-husband, whom she famously called "The Donald." How a move to Canada helped Donald and Ivana Trump meet, CBC's Journalistic Standards and Practices. "She was a wonderful, beautiful, and amazing woman, who led a great and inspirational life," he wrote on Truth Social.The couple had three children, Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric. When search suggestions are available use up and down arrows to review and enter to select. "She taught her children about grit and toughness, compassion and determination. Box 500 Station A Toronto, ON Canada, M5W 1E6. She was 73. ", Audience Relations, CBC P.O. She had a tremendous work ethic.". ", Ivanka Trump posted childhood photos of herself laughing and smiling with her mother, who she described as "brilliant, charming, passionate and wickedly funny. "He's very outspoken. The former U.S. president posted on his social media site that she died at her Manhattan home. During the split, Ivanaaccused him of rape in a sworn statement. ", "But Donald cannot be calm," she added. Ivana said with a laugh. Donald had by then met his next wife, Marla Maples. She overruled the architects to get an18-metre waterfall installed in the tower's atrium, and went to an Italian quarry to pick out the rosy-beige Breccia Pernice marble that famously lines its floors and walls, according to Donald Trump biographer Wayne Barrett. Ivana Trump, a skier-turned-businesswomanwho formed half of a publicity power couple in the 1980s as the first wife of Donald Trump and mother of his oldest children, has died in New York City, her family announced Thursday. Closed Captioning and Described Video is available for many CBC shows offered on CBC Gem.