Maryanne Trump Barry, the older sister of President Trump, has passed away at the age of 86.

The NYPD confirmed the former federal judge’s death to media outlets and said there were no signs of trauma or foul play.

She was reportedly found inside her New York City apartment around 4 a.m.

“Emergency crews responded to a call of a person in cardiac arrest,” ABC News reports.

The New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will determine her cause of death.

ABC News reports:

A spokesman for former President Trump declined to comment.

Barry was a senior judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit until she retired in 2019. She was appointed to the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey by then-President Ronald Reagan in 1983 and was then appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in 1999 by then-President Bill Clinton.

Barry retired amid an investigation into judicial misconduct related to alleged fraudulent tax and financial transactions made by her father and siblings. The investigation was closed without a conclusion when Barry retired in February 2019.

Three of the president’s four siblings have now died. Robert Trump, his youngest brother, died in August 2020 at 71 years old. Fred Trump Jr. died of a heart attack at just 42 years old in September 1981.

According to Fox News, Trump called his sister a “highly respected judge” despite their differing opinions on public policy issues.

The New York Post shared additional information about her career as a judge:

The eldest of Fred’s children, Barry made a name for herself in 1974 when she became an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey. She was one of only two women in the office.

In 1983, she was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

She was then tapped by President Bill Clinton to serve on the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in 1999.


One notable case during her tenure occurred in 2006, when she blasted a US Immigration Court judge for allegedly “bullying” an African refugee seeking asylum after several relatives were killed during a coup.

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