The son of a billionaire whose son’s father died after being diagnosed with a deadly brain tumor died on Tuesday after a brief encounter with a bomb threat at his home.
Michael S. Miller Jr., 52, of the New Jersey suburb of East Rutherford, was pronounced dead at a hospital, the family said in a statement released late Tuesday.
The bomb threat forced his mother, Susan S. Hines, to evacuate the home of her daughter, who lives in the same block as the family.
The bomb threat was reported at 3:30 p.m.
Neighbors heard a loud bang, but didn’t see any smoke or flames, the New York Post reported.
Miller and his mother went into hiding and were eventually apprehended at their home by bomb squad officers, according to the family statement.
Miller, who was a real estate developer, was a leading figure in the Trump family.
He founded the New Castle County Economic Development Corp., a development company that made headlines for a string of multimillion-dollar deals in New York.
He was a partner in a real-estate development company.
Miller had also worked as an investment banker for Bank of America.
In 2011, he and a partner went to a golf tournament in Connecticut.
The event was canceled after one player was injured and was hospitalized.
Miller also ran for office in a Republican primary and lost.
The Associated Press reported that he had a history of mental health problems.
He has not been charged in the death.
Hines was also hospitalized in 2011 after being hospitalized for a concussion, according the New Yorker.
The hospitalization was reported in the Times of London.