Robert Trump, the younger brother of President, has died at age 71 on Saturday night, confirmed his family. Robert was known as a person who used to avoid the limelight, AsiaOne reports.
Robert Trump was three years younger than hos world-famous brother. He was a business executive and real estate developer. Unlike his reality TV star brother, Robert Trump shunned the limelight.
Brothers have seen each other on Friday night when President Trump made an emotional visit to see his ailing brother at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.
The cause of Robert’s death was not revealed, however, President told reporters on Friday that his brother was “having a hard time” with an undisclosed illness. According to an insider who is familiar with the situation, Robert Trump had been on blood thinners.
Donald Trump was expected to attend the funeral, an aide said. He has a busy travel schedule in coming days with plans to visit four battleground states as part of his re-election campaign.
The 71-year-old Robert Trump was hospitalized in the intensive care unit at Mount Sinai hospital in New York for more than a week in June.
That month, Robert Trump won a temporary restraining order against his and Donald’s niece, Mary Trump, to stop her from publishing a tell-all book that offered an unflattering look of the sitting president, his family and inner circle. A state supreme court judge in Poughkeepsie, New York, later denied a request to stop publication and cancelled the temporary restraining order.
Robert Trump insisted that the book, “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man,” would violate a confidentiality agreement tied to the estate of his
The New York Post reported in March that Robert Trump had married his second wife, Ann Marie Pallan, and that they lived in a country home on Long Island.
Two of Donald Trump’s children expressed sadness about their uncle’s death.
“Robert Trump was an incredible man – strong, kind and loyal to the core. Anyone who encountered him felt his warmth immediately. He will be deeply missed by our entire family,” said Eric Trump in a tweet.
“Uncle Robert, we love you. You are in our hearts and prayers, always,” tweeted Ivanka Kushner.