United States ex-president Donald Trump’s older sister, Maryanne Trump Barry, has died in New York at the age of 86, US media reported Monday.
The former judge, who fell out with the ex-president during the later stages of his presidency, passed away at her home in Manhattan.
Barry was selected by President Ronald Reagan to serve on the Federal District Court in New Jersey in 1983, reportedly after the intervention of Donald Trump’s then-personal lawyer and fixer Roy Cohn.
She was appointed to the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit by President Bill Clinton in 1993.
Barry was close to Donald Trump for decades, and was one of the few people whose advice he sought.
ABC said the siblings were in touch over recent years and met this summer at one of Trump’s golf clubs.
A probe into Barry’s alleged judicial misconduct was dropped when she retired in 2019, in the middle of an investigation into the family’s tax records. She denied any wrongdoing.
Trump, 77, who hopes to win back the White House next year, lost his younger brother Robert S. Trump in 2020, while his first wife, Ivana Trump, died in 2022.
He made no immediate comment on Barry’s death.