Maryanne Trump Barry, former President Donald Trump’s older sister and a former federal judge, has been confirmed dead at the age of 86.
The former president’s son confirmed Barry’s demise on Monday, November 13, 2023.
“As I pulled up here this morning, I found out my aunt passed away.
“I’m very close with her grandson, we hang out all the time, and so it’s obviously a rough day for that, but unfortunately it is what it is,” Donald Trump Jr. told reporters outside a courthouse in Manhattan where he was testifying in his father’s civil fraud trial.
Trump Barry died at her home in Manhattan and was found on Monday morning, according to media reports.
The New York City Police Department said an 86-year old female was found unconscious and unresponsive inside the bedroom of a Fifth Avenue apartment and was later confirmed dead.
An investigation was ongoing and her identity could not be released, the department said.
Barry was appointed in 1983 by former President Ronald Reagan to be a judge in New Jersey’s U.S. District Court and later became a federal appeals court judge.
She, however, retired in 2019.