Hilary Tisch, one of New York Giants co-owner Steve Tisch’s daughters, has died at the age of 36.
TMZ reports the jewelry designer attempted to take her own life over the weekend, and died in a hospital on Monday.
Steve confirmed her death, telling TMZ that Hilary was “a kind, caring and beautiful person." He added, “[Her] mother, sisters, brothers and I are devastated by her passing. It leaves a hole in our hearts and our lives. She, like so many others, bravely fought the disease of depression for as long as she could.
Along with asking for privacy, he said, “We love and will miss her dearly. Our family is utterly heartbroken and is mourning its tragic loss.”
According to sources, Hilary battled depression over the years.
Despite her struggles, Hilary was still able to give back to the world, dedicating her time to volunteering with Operation Smile, a non-profile organization aiming to provide free surgeries to those born with cleft lips, cleft palates, and other facial deformities.
After the news broke, Giants co-owner John Mara told People magazine, “On behalf of the Mara family and the rest of the Giants organization, I want to express our deepest sympathy to Steve and his family. Our hearts are heavy for their loss of Hilary. We pray for their peace and comfort."