(CNN) Robert Trump, 71, the younger brother of President Donald Trump, died Saturday at a New York hospital, Donald Trump announced in a statement.
"It is with 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.
Additionally, a source familiar said the President personally dictated the White House statement on his brother.
The President called his brother's hospital room late on Saturday as it seemed his death was near, two people familiar with the matter told CNN.
It's not clear whether they connected or whether Robert Trump's condition allowed him to speak by phone with the President. »