Diamond Of Pro-Trump Duo ‘Diamond & Silk,’ Who Represented Black Voters For Former President, Dead At 51

Diamond Of Pro-Trump Duo ‘Diamond & Silk,’ Who Represented Black Voters For Former President, Dead At 51

Sad news for the MAGA community.

According to reports, Lynette “Diamond” Hardaway, a member of the Diamond and Silk duo who gained national attention for their committed support for former president Donald Trump, has died at the age of 51. 

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Without announcing the cause of death, on Monday night (Jan. 9), the Diamond and Silk official Twitter account tweeted about Diamond’s passing. The post also featured a link allowing users to contribute to “preserve Diamond’s legacy.” The tweet read:

“The World just lost a True Angel and Warrior Patriot for Freedom, Love, and Humanity! Please respect the privacy of Diamond’s family! Memorial Ceremony TBA.”

According to reports, Diamond and her sister, Rochelle “Silk” Richardson, were Democrats before deciding to become Republicans ahead of Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential run. Trump mourned Diamond’s death on Truth Social, sharing that she died in her home state of North Carolina and described the incident to be “really bad news for Republicans” and “all Americans.” The 76-year-old said:

“Really bad news for Repiblicans and frankly, ALL Americans. Our beautiful Diamond, of Diamond and Silk, has just passed away at her home in the state she loved so much, North Carolina.”

He added:

“Silk was with her all the way, and at her passing. There was no better TEAM anywhere, or at any time! Diamond’s death was totally unexpected, probably her big and precious HEART just plain gave out. Rest In Peace our Magnificent Diamond, you will be greatly missed!” 

The siblings appeared on Fox News’s streaming service, Fox Nation, but the network terminated their relationship with them in 2020 after they questioned the legitimacy of the official COVID-19 death figures. Trump declared his support for the two in a tweet saying that he loved them as did “millions of people!” In August 2020, Diamond and Silk launched a program on Newsmax called “Diamond and Silk: Crystal Clear.” 

theJasmineBRAND sends our condolences to Lynette “Diamond” Hardaway’s loved ones. 


Authored by: Tsai-Ann Hill