The President of the United States of America, Donald Trump’s younger brother Robert has been reported dead on Saturday after he was hospitalized for an undisclosed illness.
The US president made this known in a statement while mourning his loss.
“It is with heavy heart I share that my wonderful brother, Robert, peacefully passed away tonight,” Trump said in a White House statement.
“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.”
The 74-year-old president on Friday storm the hospital to visit his brother in New York, staying with him for about 45 minutes.
US media reports had reported that Robert Trump was seriously ill, although there were no details.
Donald Trump, who was stopping in New York on the way to his golf club in nearby Bedminster, New Jersey for the weekend, told reporters Friday only that “he’s having a hard time.”
Donald Trump has previously called his brother “wonderful” and said they have “had a great relationship for a long time, from day one.”
Donald Trump’s daughter and adviser Ivanka said on Twitter Saturday: “Uncle Robert, we love you. You are in our hearts and prayers, always.”