Ivana Trump funeral held Wednesday at NYC Catholic church

She died after sustaining injuries from a fall in her Upper East Side home.

July 20, 2022, 5:38 PM

The funeral for the late Ivana Trump, first wife of former President Donald Trump, was held on Wednesday at New York City's St. Vincent Ferrer Church.

Ivana Trump died Thursday after suffering injuries sustained from a fall in her Upper East Side home, New York City's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said. She was 73.

She was married to the ex-president from 1977 to 1992, and they had three children together: Donald Jr., Eric and Ivanka.

PHOTO: The casket of Ivana Trump is brought out of St. Vincent Ferrer Roman Catholic Church after her funeral in New York July 20, 2022.
The casket of Ivana Trump is brought out of St. Vincent Ferrer Roman Catholic Church after her funeral in New York July 20, 2022.
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PHOTO: Donald Trump Jr., Ivana Trump, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner attend the 9th Annual Eric Trump Foundation Golf Invitational Auction & Dinner at Trump National Golf Club Westchester, in Briarcliff Manor, N.Y., Sept. 21, 2015
Donald Trump Jr., Ivana Trump, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner attend the 9th Annual Eric Trump Foundation Golf Invitational Auction & Dinner at Trump National Golf Club Westchester, in Briarcliff Manor, N.Y., Sept. 21, 2015.
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"Our mother was an incredible woman -- a force in business, a world-class athlete, a radiant beauty, and caring mother and friend," the Trump family said in a statement at the time of her passing.

PHOTO: Ivanka Trump kisses one her sons as they arrive to observe the coffin with the remains of Ivana Trump, first wife of former US President Donald Trump, as it enters St. Vincent Ferrer Roman Catholic Church in New York, July 20, 2022.
Ivanka Trump kisses one her sons as they arrive to observe the coffin with the remains of Ivana Trump, first wife of former US President Donald Trump, as it enters St. Vincent Ferrer Roman Catholic Church in New York, July 20, 2022.
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In a statement on his Truth Social platform, former President Trump called her a "wonderful, beautiful and amazing woman, who led a great and inspirational life."

He attended the funeral service, alongside former first lady Melania Trump and their son Barron.

PHOTO: Former President Donald Trump, far left, and Melania Trump stand outside St. Vincent Ferrer Roman Catholic Church with family members Barron Trump, Ivanka Trump and Eric Trump, after the funeral for Ivana Trump in New York, July 20, 2022.
Former President Donald Trump, far left, and Melania Trump stand outside St. Vincent Ferrer Roman Catholic Church with family members Barron Trump, Ivanka Trump and Eric Trump, after the funeral for Ivana Trump in New York, July 20, 2022.
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Ivana Trump was found unconscious and unresponsive at the bottom of a set of stairs in her apartment, police sources said. Her death was ruled an accident, according to the medical examiner.

Known for her glamour, Ivana Trump created her own clothing line and helped design the interior for the Grand Hyatt Hotel and Trump Tower. She was also a bestselling author and worked for her former husband's business empire as a senior executive, where she served as the CEO of Trump's Castle, a hotel-casino in Atlantic City.

Instead of flowers, her family is asking people to donate to the Florida nonprofit Big Dog Ranch Rescue, the organization said on its website.

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