We finally have more insight into the death of Ivana Trump, Donald Trump’s ex-wife. Ivana, the beloved mother of Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric Trump, was only 73 years old.
Tragedy began on July 14 when the New York Fire Department rushed to Ivana’s Manhattan home after receiving a report of a patient suffering from cardiac arrest, according to CNN. Ivana, who was found at the bottom of a flight of stairs, was pronounced dead at the scene, but at the time officers had not ruled out whether it was a direct connection to an accident. Given Ivana’s location, it was natural to assume that she might have fallen – although it wasn’t clear whether a cardiac event had caused the slip or if it was a fatal accident.
The latter is now true after careful examination, a forensic doctor clears up all speculations.
Ivana Trump suffered blunt force injuries
The New York City Coroner’s Office announced on July 15 that Ivana Trump died after falling down the stairs at her Manhattan home. Per The New York Times, the chief medical examiner concluded that former President Donald Trump’s ex-wife suffered blunt force injuries to her body, particularly her torso, which ultimately resulted in her death.
Amid the news, Giuliano Zuliani, the owner of a local restaurant where Ivana was a regular, told People the socialite wasn’t in the best of health before her death. “She was in bad shape. She could barely walk,” he claimed. “She didn’t eat her food, she took it home.”
Also, Ivana’s close friend Nikki Haskell said that the stairs in her house are of a rather unsafe design. “I have to tell you something – that has always been my fear. She had one of these really beautiful stairs that was impossible to walk down,” she told Extra TV. “Tight inside and wider when it came out. I was always afraid that she would fall. I don’t know what happened, but it’s not hard for me to believe that happened – treacherous stairs.”