Robert Trump, the president’s younger brother, died in New York City at the age of 71. He was reportedly sick for several months and was hospitalized at New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan.

Robert Trump was an Executive Vice President of the Trump Organization and a real estate developer. Part of his duties included overseeing the organization’s Atlantic City casinos. 

“It is with a heavy heart I share that my wonderful brother, Robert, peacefully passed away tonight. He was not just my brother, he was my best friend. He will be greatly missed, but we will meet again. His memory will live on in my heart forever. Robert, I love you. Rest in peace,” President Trump said.

The president had visited his brother on Friday before speaking to the New York City Police Benevolent Association in New Jersey and spoke via telephone to his room on Saturday from New Jersey.

“Uncle Robert, we love you. You are in our hearts and prayers, always,” Ivanka Trump wrote on Twitter Saturday night. “Robert Trump was an incredible man – strong, kind, and loyal to the core. Anyone who encountered him felt his warmth immediately. He will be deeply missed by our entire family,” Eric Trump posted on Twitter.

During his White House press briefing before heading to New York City to see his brother, President Trump spoke about his brother’s health struggles without divulging too many details. 

“I have a wonderful brother. We have a great relationship for a long time, from day one, so long ago. And he’s in the hospital right now,” Trump said Friday when asked by the media about his brother’s condition.

“Hopefully he’ll be alright, but he’s… he’s pretty… he’s having a hard time,” he added.