*Robert Trump to turn 72 in 11days
*Robert Trump’s cause of death not disclosed
The younger brother of Donald Trump is dead, he passed away on Saturday 15th August 2020 at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan.
President Donald Trump said on Saturday evening that his younger brother, Robert Trump, died on the same night. He was 71, to turn 72 in 11 days.
“It is with heavy heart I share that my wonderful brother, Robert, peacefully passed away tonight,” he said in a statement. “He was not just my brother, he was my best friend. He will be greatly missed, but we will meet again. His memory will live on in my heart forever. Robert, I love you. Rest in peace.”
The president visited his brother at a New York City hospital on Friday. Trump confirmed that his brother was ill but did not disclose the reason why.
Robert Trump’s cause of death was also not revealed.
Before visiting the hospital on Friday, Trump said, “I have a wonderful brother.”
“We have a great relationship for a long time, from day one, so long time ago,” he added to reporters.
Before, reports said he was admitted to the intensive care unit of Mount Sinai Hospital in New York in June.
Earlier on Friday, Donald Trump made a last-minute decision to visit New York to see his brother as he headed to New Jersey for the weekend.
Robert Trump was born in 1948, he was one of the four siblings to the President, including the late Fred Trump Jr. He had served as an executive vice president of the Trump Organisation. He oversaw the organisation’s Atlantic City casinos.
Earlier this year, the younger Trump got married to his former secretary Ann Marie Pallan and was previously married to Blaine Trump.
Before his demise, Robert Trump resided in Millbrook, New York.
In 2016, Robert Trump had said that he supported his brother’s presidential run. He had hosted events and fundraisers in Millbrook in support of the campaign of his brother and other Republicans, according to Town & Country, an American lifestyle magazine.
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