Ivana Trump, the first wife of former President Donald Trump, has died  at the age of 73, the Trump family confirmed in a statement.

In a statement posted to Truth Social, Donald Trump called his first wife "a wonderful, beautiful, and amazing woman, who led a great and inspirational life."

"Our mother was an incredible woman — a force in business, a world-class  athlete, a radiant beauty, and caring mother and friend," Eric Trump  wrote.

"She fled from communism and embraced this country. She taught her  children about grit and toughness, compassion and determination."

The New York Police Department said in a statement that police found  Ivana Trump unresponsive at the scene and Emergency Medical Services  pronounced her dead.