Robert Trump, the younger brother of President of Donald Trump, has died. He died on a Saturday night just the day after the president visited him in a New York Hospital.
“It is with a heavy heart I share that my wonderful brother, Robert, peacefully passed away tonight. 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,” Trump said in a statement on Saturday night.
Robert Trump who was 71 years was younger than the 74-year-old president, was a Business executive and a real estate developer. Donald Trump is expected to attend his brother’s funeral. However, there is no details were immediately available on plans.
The cause of death was not revealed. Trump told reporters on Friday that his brother was “having a hard time” with an undisclosed illness. A source familiar with the situation said the brother had been on blood thinners.
According to the ABC news, Robert Trump was hospitalized in the Intensive Care Unit at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York for more than a week in June.
The same month, Robert Trump won a temporary restraining order against his and the president’s niece, Mary Trump, to stop her from publishing a tell-all book that offered an unflattering look of the U.S. president and his family.
Robert Trump had said 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 father Fred Trump Sr, who died in 1999.