“It’s with heavy coronary heart I share that my fantastic brother, Robert, peacefully handed away tonight. He was not simply my brother, he was my finest buddy. He will likely be tremendously missed, however we are going to meet once more. His reminiscence will dwell on in my coronary heart endlessly. Robert, I really like you. Relaxation in peace,” the President mentioned.Donald Trump is anticipated to attend his brother’s funeral. Nonetheless no particulars had been instantly out there on plans. Moreover, a supply acquainted mentioned the President personally dictated the White Home assertion on his brother. “Uncle Robert, we love you. You might be in our hearts and prayers, all the time,” Ivanka Trump posted on Twitter Saturday evening. The President known as his brother’s hospital room late on Saturday because it appeared his demise was close to, two individuals acquainted with the matter instructed CNN. It isn’t clear whether or not they related or whether or not Robert Trump’s situation allowed him to talk by telephone with the President. Individually, a number of individuals who spoke to Trump Saturday mentioned he appeared saddened by the approaching lack of his brother.Donald Trump made a final minute determination to go to New York Friday to go to his brother as he headed to New Jersey for the weekend.Robert Trump had been admitted to New York-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan.Particulars of Robert Trump’s sickness haven’t been launched. He had been sick for a number of months, an individual acquainted with information of the matter instructed CNN.Throughout a White Home briefing on Friday, Trump declined to offer reporters with particulars on his brother’s sickness.”I’ve an exquisite brother. We’ve a fantastic relationship for a very long time, from day one, so very long time in the past. And he is within the hospital proper now,” Trump mentioned Friday when requested about his brother.”Hopefully he’ll be alright, however he is — he is fairly — he is having a tough time,” he added.Later Friday as he headed to see his brother Trump instructed reporters: “He is having a troublesome time.” The youthful Trump was beforehand hospitalized in June with an undisclosed severe situation CNN has beforehand reported.Robert Trump had served as an govt vp of the Trump Group. A part of his duties together with overseeing the group’s Atlantic Metropolis casinos.Robert Trump was born in 1948 and was certainly one of 4 siblings to the President, together with the late Fred Trump, Jr. He was a former prime govt on the Trump Group. He married Ann Marie Pallan earlier this 12 months and was beforehand married to Blaine (Beard) Trump.Earlier than his demise, Robert Trump resided in Millbrook, New York, within the Hudson Valley. Robert Trump mentioned in 2016 that he supported his brother’s presidential run and in response to City & Nation, he hosted occasions and fundraisers in Millbrook for his brother and different Republicans.In June, Robert Trump filed a short lived restraining order in an try to dam the publication of an unflattering tell-all ebook by Mary Trump, Fred Trump Jr.’s daughter.Robert Trump mentioned in a press release to The New York Occasions on the time that he was “deeply upset” in Mary Trump’s determination to publish the ebook, which included particulars concerning the President’s household, childhood and upbringing. Mary Trump mentioned in an interview with Greenpeace earlier this week that Robert Trump had been sick and hospitalized “a few occasions within the final three months.” CORRECTION: This headline and story have been up to date to appropriate Robert Trump’s age. He was 71.This story has been up to date with extra developments. CNN’s Betsy Klein and Kevin Bohn contributed to this report.