Ivana Trump, the former wife of Donald Trump has died of a cardiac arrest at the age of 73. After being found ‘unconscious and unresponsive’ in her New York City townhouse, it was announced that she had transitioned. Inside sources say her death resulted from injuries sustained during a fall; according to R. Couri Hay, society columnist who knew Trump for more than 40 years. Hay tells PEOPLE that when she’s laid to rest, her funeral will honor her diva-esque legacy.
“We are really grateful to the family, especially her children, for arranging this big, glamorous send-off with all of her friends,” Hay says. “This would have been what she wanted.”
The invite-only service will occur steps from Trump’s longtime Upper East Side residence Wednesday afternoon, in an “old-school” and “beautiful” church. Hay says that many of her closest friends and family will be there.
PEOPLE confirms that the fashion designer’s three children — Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric — all plan to attend. Sources close to the family presume that former President Donald Trump, her ex-husband whom she had remained close with, will also be in attendance.
“People are flying in from all over the world,” Hay says, noting that guests are traveling from places like Saint-Tropez and Paris on “relatively short notice.”