New York, NY – Maryanne Trump Barry, the older sister of former President Donald Trump, has died at the age of 86, according to sources close to the family.
Barry, who served as a federal judge for over two decades, was found unresponsive in her Upper East Side apartment in New York City early Sunday morning. Emergency responders received a call reporting a woman in cardiac arrest around 4 AM, and pronounced Barry dead at the scene. There were no immediate signs of trauma or foul play.
The sister of the 45th president had a long and distinguished legal career before retiring in 2019 amid an investigation into alleged tax and financial misconduct within her family. Barry was nominated to the U.S District Court for New Jersey by President Reagan in 1983, before being elevated to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in 1999 by President Clinton.
Barry’s death leaves former President Donald Trump as the sole surviving sibling out of his four brothers and sisters. Fred Trump Jr. passed away in 1981 at the age of 42, while younger brother Robert Trump died in 2020 at 71.
While family sources say Donald and Maryanne Trump had been working to repair their relationship in recent months, she made headlines in 2020 when secret recordings surfaced of Barry sharply criticizing her brother’s character and policies. The leaked audio led to speculation of a deep rift within the Trump family.
Representatives for Donald Trump declined media requests for comment on his sister’s passing. Barry was 86 years old.