Friends of Ivana Trump and her fourth ex-husband Rossano Rubicondi, who died Friday evening, thought the couple might remarry.
Italian actor and model Rossano Rubicondi, 49, died after suffering from 'an illness'.
Roberto Alessi, an Italian film director, said he knew Rubicondi had melanoma but said friends of the TV personality and Ivana Trump thought the couple may get back together.
'Lately he got closer to Ivana Trump and many thought they also wanted to remarry,' he told Italian website Corriere della Sere.
He added: 'I met him a year ago for dinner with friends. He had a band-aid on his hand. I know he faced heavy treatment.'
Rubicondi's death was announced on Twitter by Italian television presenter, Simona Ventura, on Friday evening.
'Rossano … Thanks for the journey we made together, for the good times and the bad, and also the tears and laughter, so many, and everything that we did together. Farewell. RIP,' she tweeted.
Although the cause of his death has not …