New York Giants owner Steve Tisch's daughter Hilary dies by suicide aged 36 as grieving family tell of 'heartbreak'

THE daughter of the New York Giants co-owner Steve Tisch has died by suicide, reports say.

On Monday, Hilary Tisch, 36, passed away in hospital after attempting to take her own life over the weekend.

Her devastated dad, 71, told TMZ she was a "kind, caring, and beautiful person."

"[Hilary's] mother, sisters, brothers, and I are devastated by her passing," Steve told the publication.

"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."

He said Hilary's family is "utterly heartbroken and is mourning its tragic loss. We love and will miss her dearly."

Sources told the publication that Tisch had battled depression for many years before her suicide.

She was jewelry designer and, like her dad Steve, a longtime supporter of Operation Smile, a non-profit organization which provides life-saving reconstructive cleft surgeries.

Hilary was a creative consultant for Doen, a clothing brand she co-founded in Los Angeles.

According to a 2016 Vogue profile, the collective is headed by the Kleveland sisters, Katherine and Margaret.

On Doen's site, Hilary described how she split her time between Aspen and LA with her dog, Pearl.

"My first real love is antique jewelry and I also do work as a geologist," she wrote.

"My other passion is discovering and collecting vintage furniture, objects, and beautiful clothing, both old and new.

"I am usually drawn to unique and special pieces that appear modern despite their age."

Her granddad – and Steve's father – was the late former New York Giants co-owner Bob Tisch.

Steve now shares ownership of the popular team with the Mara family after the Giants were founded by Tim Mara in 1925. 

He's also produced several movies and won an Oscar and Golden Globe for producing Forrest Gump.

His other film credits include "Outlaw Blues," "Risky Business," and "The Weather Man."

Steve is also father to Elizabeth, Holden, Zachary, and William.

If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues raised in this story, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or text Crisis Text Line at 741741.

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