President Donald Trump has paid tribute to his “best friend” and youngest brother following his death at 71.
“It is with [a] heavy heart I share that my wonderful brother, Robert, peacefully passed away tonight,” he said in a statement on Saturday.
The president had visited his brother in hospital in New York the day before his death, telling reporters: “He’s having a hard time.”
It is unclear what caused Robert Trump’s death.
A number of US media reports suggested he had been seriously ill.
“He was not just my brother, he was my best friend,” Donald Trump said in a statement on Saturday. “His memory will live on in my heart forever.”
President Trump’s son Eric described his uncle as an “incredible man – strong, kind and loyal to the core”.
“He will be deeply missed by our entire family,” he wrote on Twitter.
Robert was the youngest of Fred and Mary Anne Trump’s five children, and was born two years after his brother Donald.
The eldest of the children, Fred Jr, died in 1981.