Barry was a senior judge on the US Court of Appeals until 2019.
Maryanne Trump Barry, older sister of former President Donald Trump and a former federal judge, has died, according to sources. She lived to be 86 years old.
She was discovered in her Fifth Avenue apartment around 4 a.m., sources told ABC News. There were no signs of trauma or foul play.
Emergency crews responded to a call of a person in cardiac arrest, the sources said.
A spokesman for former President Trump declined to comment.
Barry was a senior judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit until her retirement in 2019. She was appointed to the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey by then-President Ronald Reagan in 1983 and was subsequently appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in 1999 by then-President Bill Clinton.
Barry resigned amid a legal misconduct investigation into alleged fraudulent tax and financial transactions 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 are now dead. Robert Trump, his youngest brother, died in August 2020, aged 71. Fred Trump Jr. died of a heart attack aged just 42 in September 1981.
The former president’s relationship with his older sister was strained toward the end of Trump’s presidency when Donald Trump’s niece, Mary, published in her book and released audio recordings she made of her aunt, Maryanne, beating her little brother.
“All he wants to do is appeal to his base,” Barry said in a conversation secretly recorded by her niece, as reported by The Washington Post in August 2020. “He has no principles. None. None . And his base, I mean my God, if you were a religious person, you’d want to help people. Don’t do this.”
But the siblings had been on the mend, sources told ABC News, seeing each other as recently as this summer at Trump’s club in Bedminster, New Jersey.