Robert Trump, younger brother of President Trump, died Saturday night aged 71, one day after visit of the president. “It is with heavy heart I share that my wonderful brother, Robert, peacefully passed away tonight,” the president wrote. “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 Trump had reportedly spent more than a week in the intensive care unit at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City earlier this summer. Robert Trump joined the family business and was a top executive at the Trump Organization. had pulled back from the public view in recent years and described himself as “gainfully retired” living in Millbrook, N.Y. Several people who spoke to Trump Saturday said he appeared saddened by the impending loss of his brother. Details of Robert Trump’s illness have not been released. He had been sick for several months. Donald Trump is expected to attend his brother’s funeral. Rudy Giuliani, the president’s lawyer, was among the first to pay tribute to Robert.