Robert Trump, Donald Trump's Younger Brother, Dead at 71

Rodolfo Vieira
Aug 16, 2020
02:28 P.M.
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Robert Trump, President Donald Trump's younger brother, has recently passed away at the age of 71 after being hospitalized just a few weeks ago.

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It has been reported that Robert, a former real estate developer and business executive, was visited by his brother while at the hospital, although the exact condition he was dealing with is yet to be revealed.

Robert Trump with older brother Donald Trump at the Taj Mahal Casino Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey | Photo: Robert Rosamilio/NY Daily News via Getty Images

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DONALD TRUMP'S REACTION

The President was among the first to react to Robert's passing, stating that he passed away "peacefully" and describing him as a "wonderful brother." Trump added:

"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."

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AWAY FROM THE PUBLIC EYE

According to BBC, Robert, who retired shortly after divorcing Blaine Trump, with whom he was married from 1980 to 2009, preferred a quiet life and spent his last few years living in Long Island, New York.

The late 71-year-old is survived by his second wife Anne Marie Pallan

Robert Trump, Donald Trump's younger brother, at a topping-off ceremony for the new transportation facility at the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey | Photo: John Paraskevas/Newsday RM via Getty Images

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HE SUED HIS NIECE

Earlier this year, Mary Trump, his niece, released a memoir in which she talked about the President and the Trump family, and how Robert would sometimes be tormented by the current U.S. President.

Robert tried to fight the allegations in the memoir, "Too Much and Never Enough," calling it a "disgrace," in court but Judge Hal Greenwald ultimately ruled in Mary's favor.

The late 71-year-old is survived by his second wife Anne Marie Pallan, whom he married in March of this year, as well as his brother Donald Trump and sisters Maryanne Trump Barry and Elizabeth Trump Grau.

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