Older sister of Donald Trump, has passed away at 86

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Nov.14 - 2023 2:15 PM CET

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Maryanne Trump Barry, the older sister of former President Donald Trump and a retired federal judge, has passed away at the age of 86, according to ABCNews

Her death was confirmed by sources and she was found in her Fifth Avenue apartment, with emergency crews responding to a call of a person in cardiac arrest. There were no signs of trauma or foul play.

Maryanne Trump Barry had a distinguished legal career. She was appointed to the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey by President Ronald Reagan in 1983.

Later, she was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in 1999 by President Bill Clinton.

She retired from her position as a senior judge in 2019 amidst an investigation into judicial misconduct related to alleged fraudulent tax and financial transactions made by her father and siblings.

The investigation was closed without conclusion upon her retirement.

The Trump family has now lost three of its siblings. Robert Trump, Donald Trump’s youngest brother, passed away in August 2020 at the age of 71, and Fred Trump Jr. died of a heart attack in September 1981 at the age of 42.

Maryanne Trump Barry's relationship with her brother Donald had been strained, particularly toward the end of his presidency.

This strain was highlighted when Donald Trump's niece, Mary, published a book and released audio recordings made by her aunt, where Maryanne was heard criticizing her younger brother.

Despite these differences, sources indicated that the siblings had been working towards mending their relationship, and they had met as recently as the summer at Trump's club in Bedminster, New Jersey.

The Trump family has not commented publicly on her passing.

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