Ivana Trump’s ex-husband, actor Rossano Rubicondi, dead at 49

Rossano Rubicondi, an Italian actor and model who was once married to Ivana Trump, has died. He was 49. (Paul Hawthorne/TNS)
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Rossano Rubicondi, an Italian actor and model who was once married to Ivana Trump, has died. He was 49. (Paul Hawthorne/TNS)

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Skin cancer was likely cause of death, according to Italian newspaper

Rossano Rubicondi, an Italian actor and model who was once married to Ivana Trump, has died. He was 49.

Rubicondi, who was Trump’s fourth husband, died on Friday, according to several Italian media outlets.

His friend Simona Ventura, an Italian television presenter, shared a photo of the pair on Twitter, thanking him “for the journey we made together,” including the “quarrels” and the “laughter, so many, that we had together.”

Details about his death haven’t been officially announced, but the Italian newspaper Corriere Della Serra reported that Rubicondi died of cutaneous melanoma, a type of cancer that develops in the pigment-producing cells of the skin. It’s the most serious type of skin cancer, according to the Mayo Clinic.

The Italian news outlet Internapoli reported that Rubicondi had been sick for a year.

In a statement to People, Trump said that she was “devastated” by the news.

The two got married in April 2008 after dating for six years. They tied the knot at Trump’s second husband’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, with her daughter Ivanka Trump serving as her maid of honor.

The couple filed for divorce the following year but reportedly kept an on-and-off relationship.

In 2018 she performed alongside Rubicondi in “Ballando con le Stelle,” the Italian version of “Dancing with the Stars.”