- Robert Trump, 71, died in hospital Saturday after being visited by the president on Friday afternoon
- Donald Trump, 74, paid tribute to his brother, calling him his ‘best friend’ and saying: ‘Robert, I love you’
- Robert had been admitted to New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center after suffering a fall
- He was described as ‘very ill’ and is believed to have had a brain bleed which left him unable to speak
- Robert was previously hospitalized in June for ten days at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City
- The youngest of the five Trump siblings, Robert was described as low-key, charming and loyal
- He did not come under the pressure that his elder siblings did from their father to join the family business
- Robert initially worked on Wall Street but later joined the Trump Organization, although never at the center
- Eric Trump has paid tribute to his uncle: ‘an incredible man’ who was ‘strong, kind and loyal to the core’
Donald Trump’s brother Robert, 71, has died in hospital just one day after the president visited him in hospital in New York.
The president said in a statement on Saturday night: ‘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. 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.’
Robert, who took blood thinners, had suffered recent brain bleeds that began after a recent fall, according to a close friend of the family, who spoke to The New York Times.
Over the past few weeks, he had not been able to speak on the phone, according to the family friend.