AFTER Ivana Trump’s death, Upper East Side Street, where she lived, was placed under lockdown as her body was removed from her townhouse.
Ivana – Donald Trump’s first wife and mother of the former president’s three children – was found dead at the bottom of a staircase in her New York City home on Thursday afternoon. She was 73.
The FDNY said in an email responding to a call from someone that Ivana went into cardiac arrest around 12:40 p.m.
The NYPD said in an email that the EMS responded and pronounced Ms Trump dead at the scene.
“There doesn’t seem to be any crime. The coroner will determine the cause of death,” the NYPD said.
Mrs. Trump’s luxury townhouse at 10 East 64th St. is in the middle of the block sandwiched by 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue.
Both cross streets were cordoned off by police when officers removed her body around 4 p.m.
Angelo Colavito, who works as a private security guard in the building across from Ms. Trump, was one of the few to witness the grim scene.
“I was sad when I saw the truck back into their building,” Colavito said Friday morning.
“The police did their job and covered the umbrellas and everything, but it was tough. I will never see or speak to her again.”
Colavito met Ms. Trump for the past eight years while working in security.
“When I first found out who this was, the last name Trump was a little intimidating. They want to leave her alone, but she was very nice and always talked to me,” he said.
“Kind of small talk. I accompanied her across the street. I helped her get over that puddle,” Colavito said, pointing to the creek that ran down the street from the road construction site.
“If she didn’t have the last name, you’d never know it. She was a sweet, wonderful woman. If she was having a bad day, you’d never know.”
MS TRUMP’S DETERIORATION OF HEALTH
Ms Trump’s health has been deteriorating rapidly in the past year or so, three people told The Sun on Friday morning.
A bouncer on her street, who wished to remain anonymous, said she is not the same after her fourth ex-husband, Rossano Rubicondi, died in October 2021.
“She used to always wear heels and walk straight,” he said. “After his death, she didn’t come out as often. She wore flat shoes and walked hunched over with a cane.”
During the Christmas season, neighbors were used to Ms. Trump’s decorations and would see them outside their home.
But that didn’t happen last Christmas, her neighbor Ruth Randall said.
“I haven’t seen her in over a year,” Randall said. “She wasn’t out this Christmas. I don’t think she hung the same amount of decorations. I think it was something to acknowledge that it was Christmas.”
Colavito said he noticed that she didn’t look as healthy as she had in years past, but he didn’t want to intrude on her life. He said he just wanted to make sure she was safe.
PROTECTING MS TRUMP DURING THE NYC CIVIL UNREST
About a year and a half ago – after the killing of George Floyd and the Racial Awakening protests – the neighborhood around Ms. Trump turned violent, Colavito said.
He worked the night protesters jumped onto cars, shouted obscenities and threats, and threw a Molotov cocktail into a restaurant on the Madison Avenue side of East 64th Street.
He did his job to protect people in his building while making sure Ms. Trump was safe, he said.
“I stayed outside the whole time, making sure nobody smashed their windows or did anything to her or her home,” Colavito said.
“I knew she was old and alone. I didn’t want to let anything happen to her.”
THE MORNING AFTER HER DEATH
A bouquet of flowers was left outside her door the morning after Ms Trump’s death.
Otherwise everything was as usual in the affluent neighborhood, apart from the few camera crews outside the building.
Joggers and dog walkers stopped by and construction continued on the 5th Avenue side, diagonally across from Ms. Trump’s home.
A few people stopped to take a picture of the flower and one person respectfully tipped his hat.
Two neighbors who spoke to The Sun on Friday morning said they know her and have seen her walking around the neighborhood but did not know her personally.
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