Maryanne Trump Barry, an elder sister of former President Donald Trump and a former federal judge, has passed away.
She was 86.
Two unnamed sources informed The New York Times on Monday that Barry was discovered in her Upper East Side, Manhattan residence.
Individuals informed the Times that she was discovered early on Monday morning.
Both parties refrained from providing an explanation for her demise.
Barry served as a New Jersey federal judge prior to his retirement in 2019.
The Times reported that the former president and his sister were quite close until the final days of his presidency, when their relationship began to deteriorate.
In particular, promotional materials for a forthcoming autobiography authored by Mary Trump, Trump’s niece, contained audio recordings of Barry criticizing her brother.
The Times reported that sources said the disclosure of those remarks strained relations between the siblings.
Since his departure from the White House, Trump has experienced a protracted personal life.
Robert Trump, his 71-year-old junior sibling, passed away in August 2020.
“It is with heavy heart I share that my wonderful brother, Robert, peacefully passed away tonight. He was not just my brother, he was my best friend,” Trump said in a statement at the time.
“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.”
Ivana Trump, the first wife of the former president and the progenitor of three of his children, passed away in July 2022, marking a span of two years.
Together, Ivanka and Donald Trump and Donald Jr. and Eric Trump were born.
As of early Monday, the former president had not appeared to have issued a public statement regarding Barry’s demise.
At present, Trump is contending with an extensive array of legal challenges while concurrently managing a presidential campaign that seems positioned to culminate in his triumphant nomination for the Republican nomination.
Recent Real Clear Politics polling averages indicate that Trump leads his closest opponent, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, by 44 points.