Maryanne Trump Barry, the former federal court judge and older sister of former President Donald Trump, has died at age 86, according to a spokesperson for the New York City Police Department (NYPD).
A spokesperson for the NYPD confirmed to The Epoch Times that she died Monday.
The NYPD also told Fox News that she passed away Monday. There were no signs of foul play, it was reported.
The New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will now have to determine her cause of death. The cause of death was not released, and no city officials have publicly commented on the matter.
Neither the former president nor other Trump family members have released a comment about her passing. In 2016, President Trump described called his sister a “highly respected judge” and noted they disagree on some public policy issues.
Ms. Barry was a senior judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit until her retirement in 2019. She was appointed to the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey by then-President Ronald Reagan in the 1980s before former President Bill Clinton appointed her to the Third Appeals Court in 1999, where she remained for decades.
Three of the former president’s four siblings have now passed away. Robert Trump, his youngest brother, died in August 2020 at age 71, while his brother, Fred Trump Jr., died of a heart attack at age 42 in 1981. His first wife, Ivana Trump, died last year.
Ms. Barry had been married and was a widow to John Barry, a trial and appellate attorney.
As the eldest child of real-estate businessman Fred Trump and Mary Anne MacLeod Trump, she graduated from Mount Holyoke College in Hampshire County in Massachusetts before earning a master’s in public law and government from Columbia University, the Federal Judicial Center’s website says. She later obtained her juris doctorate from Hofstra University.
In 2020, media outlets released audio excerpts of secret records that Ms. Barry made about her brother, who was president at the time, as President Trump’s niece Mary Trump released a critical book about her uncle’s presidency.
At the time, the Trump White House released a statement, saying: “Every day it’s something else, who cares. I miss my brother, and I’ll continue to work hard for the American people. Not everyone agrees, but the results are obvious. Our country will soon be stronger than ever before.”
The Epoch Times has contacted a spokesperson for President Trump for comment on Monday.
Allen Zhong contributed to this report.
From The Epoch Times