Former President Donald Trump‘s older sister, Maryanne Trump Barry has died at the age of 86, according to The New York Times (NYT).

Barry was reportedly found dead in her home located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan on Monday morning, two people close to the situation informed the NYT

Barry, a former federal judge in New Jersey, had been married to John Barry, a veteran trial and appellate lawyer. She retired from her position in 2019 amid several inquiries into the Trump family’s handling of alleged tax fraud and financial transactions.

The former president and his sister had been close. However, after their niece Mary L. Trump released a memoir about the family, including audio recordings of her aunt speaking critically of her brother, tensions rose between the two.

Maryanne Trump Barry, a former federal judge who was an older sister of Donald J. Trump and served as both his protector and critic throughout their lives, has died. She was 86.

She died at her home on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, according to three people familiar with the matter. Two of them said the police were called to the home early Monday morning. None of the people specified a cause, and all spoke on the condition of anonymity. A spokesman for Mr. Trump did not respond to a request for comment.

Judge Barry had been on the federal bench in New Jersey, a position that Mr. Trump’s fixer, the lawyer Roy M. Cohn, was credited with helping her attain during President Ronald Reagan’s tenure in the 1980s. She retired in 2019 after she became the focus of a court investigation stemming from an investigation by The New York Times into the Trump family’s tax practices.