“I will miss her forever and will keep her memory alive in our hearts always,” writes Ivanka Trump of her mother, Ivana, who died on Thursday at 73 years old.
Per PEOPLE, the NYPD confirmed that authorities responded to a 9-1-1 call at Ivana’s home around 12:40 PM. When police arrived that Thursday afternoon, they found Ivana unresponsive on her staircase in her Upper East Side home. Ivana was pronounced dead at the scene.
Following her death, her children, Eric, 38, and Ivanka Trump, 40, penned heartfelt tribute messages on social media.
“It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Ivana Trump. Our mother was an incredible woman — a force in business, a world-class athlete, a radiant beauty, and caring mother and friend,” Eric wrote in a statement on Instagram Thursday alongside a collection of family photos.
“Ivana Trump was a survivor. 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,” he concluded.
Following suit, Ivanka wrote about how “heartbreaking” her mother’s passing was in the caption of an Instagram post hosting a plethora of family photos.
“Mom was brilliant, charming, passionate and wickedly funny. She modeled strength, tenacity and determination in her every action. She lived life to the fullest — never forgoing an opportunity to laugh and dance,” Ivanka wrote on her Instagram. She concluded that she “will miss her forever and will keep her memory alive in our hearts always.”
Donald Trump, Ivana’s second husband, announced the death of his first wife on his social media site, Truth Social. He called her a “wonderful, beautiful, and amazing woman, who led a great inspirational life” and whose “pride and joy was her three children.”
Trump concludes his statement with, “She was so proud of them, as we were all so proud of her. Rest in Peace, Ivana!”