The Insane Story of Ivana Trump Being Investigated By the FBI Before Her Death

It was only eight months ago that the news of Ivana Trump’s death shocked the entire world. The death of such a prominent figure would have been a big deal no matter what, but it was her status as Donald Trump’s first wife that made her death and funeral such a production (in large part because of the legal troubles Donald was in at the time).

Still, after all these months, most of the media frenzy over Ivana’s death had died down until news broke earlier this week about Ivana Trump being investigated in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s by the FBI. What was she being investigated for, though, and how could this possibly tie into Donald Trump? Keep reading to discover the answers!

Ivana’s shocking death

It’s always shocking when famous people die, but the shock comes from suddenly finding out they are gone. In the case of Ivana Trump, the real shock came from the cause of her death: falling down the spiral staircase of her home.

According to CNN, authorities didn’t think her death was suspicious (more on this later), and EMS pronounced her dead as soon as they arrived. The specific cause of death after falling down the staircase was “blunt impact injuries,” but that didn’t keep the internet from having a field day speculating that there was more to this surprising story.

Controversies and conspiracies surrounding her death

From the moment news of Ivana’s death broke, conspiracy-minded people began to make up exotic stories that something more nefarious had happened and was getting covered up. For example, the most explosive (and perhaps most common) theory was that Donald Trump somehow had something to do with his first wife’s death as a way of temporarily taking the media attention off of himself.

There is, of course, no substance to this speculation, but it didn’t help that Donald buried Ivana on one of his golf courses in Bedminster, New Jersey. Even to those who typically ignore conspiracy theories, this made another prevalent theory that Donald only buried Ivana there to get the golf course classified as a cemetery (which would lead to some big tax breaks) seem that much likelier.

All these months later and those rumors never really amounted to anything. Now, though, the conspiracy theorists are more excited than ever before because of the news that Ivana was investigated by the FBI in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s.