Yesterday, we reported that Ivana Trump, the ex-wife of former President Donald Trump, had been found dead in her apartment in New York City on Thursday at the age of 73. Now, Ivana’s true cause of death has finally been revealed.
The New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has revealed that Ivana died of “blunt impact injuries of torso” after falling down the stairs of her townhouse in Manhattan. Her death has been ruled an “accident,” with officials saying that “having released this determination, OCME will not comment further on the investigation,” according to Entertainment Tonight.
The NYPD said that officers responded to a call at around 12:40 p.m. on Thursday about a person in cardiac arrest at 10 East 64th Street. They said that the death had no criminal element, with the findings of the medical examiner’s office backing this up.
Friends of Ivana’s have since said that they had fears about the “treacherous” staircase in her home.
“I have to tell you something — that has always been my fear,” Nikki Haskell told Extra TV. “She had one of those really beautiful staircases that was impossible to walk down. Narrow in the inside and wider as it got 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’s what happened — treacherous stairs.”
Gossip columnist Rob Shuter told News Nation that he had visited Ivana’s townhouse, and that he also found the stairs to be “dangerous.”
“(The apartment) wasn’t as renovated and up to speed as you’d think,” Shuter said. “Those stairs were always dangerous. The carpet on those stairs were a little bit worn too.”
Haskell, who revealed that she’d recently had dinner with Ivana, said that the ex-wife of former President Trump had become “reclusive” in her final years.
“The past couple of years, she became very reclusive… She had a big townhouse and she was really afraid of getting the virus, much more so than anybody I know,” Haskell said. “She didn’t want to go anywhere, she didn’t want to travel… She took it very, very seriously. She was afraid of getting sick.”
Sadly, Haskell went on to say that Ivana was preparing this week to fly to St. Tropez, where she had a home.
“She finally decided, ‘Okay, I’m going to go…’ She stayed in New York that whole time,” Haskell continued. “She never left at all, and she was by herself and I am sure it was much more trying than I could even imagine.”
Haskell concluded by saying that when she recently asked Ivana what her future plans are, she replied, “You know, Nikki, I have been working since I am 3 years old… I just want to rest. I just want to enjoy my life.”
Former President Trump confirmed Ivana’s death hours after her passing.
“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,” he said in a statement. “She was a wonderful, beautiful, and amazing woman, who led a great and inspirational life.”
“Her pride and joy were her three children, Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Eric,” he continued. “She was so proud of them, as we were all so proud of her. Rest In Peace, Ivana!”
Rest in peace, Ivana Trump.