Maryanne Trump Barry – the older sister of former US President Donald Trump and a former federal judge – has died at the age of 86.
According to the media reports, the news has been confirmed by the former president’s son on Monday. Donald Trump Jr. told reporters outside a courthouse in Manhattan where he was testifying in his father’s civil fraud trial, “As I pulled up here this morning, I found out my aunt passed away. I’m very close with her grandson, we hang out all the time, and so it’s obviously a rough day for that, but unfortunately, it is what it is.”
The reports stated that Maryanne Trump Barry died at her home in Manhattan and was found early Monday morning.
According to the New York City Police Department, an 86-year-old Trump Barry was discovered unconscious and unresponsive inside the bedroom of a Fifth Avenue apartment and was subsequently pronounced dead. The government stated that an investigation was ongoing and that her identity could not be revealed.
It is worth noting that Trump Barry was appointed by then-President Ronald Reagan to the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey in 1983 and later became a federal appeals court judge. In 2019, she announced her retirement. A spokeswoman for former President Trump could not be reached for comment immediately.