OAN Geraldyn Berry
UPDATED 12:08 PM PT – Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Lynette “Diamond” Hardaway of the political duo known as “Diamond and Silk,” has died at the age of 51.
The Diamond and Silk combo, a pair of sister entertainers, rose to fame for their political commentary on their YouTube website. The duo also had their own show “Diamond and Silk: Crystal Clear” on Newsmax.
Notably, the pair of sisters, formerly Democrats, are one of 45th President Donald Trump’ most ardent fans since his 2016 presidential campaign. The businessman turned politician emphasized how the duo are Black American women backing a Caucasian Republican. They were extended an invitation to his inauguration in 2017 and were later invited to meet with him at the White House.
Trump took to Truth Social on Monday night to express that Hardaway’s death is “really bad news for Republicans and frankly, ALL Americans.” Trump offered a heartfelt theory about Diamond’s death.
“Probably her big and precious heart just plain gave out,” Trump wrote on his platform.
The pair’s official Twitter account later confirmed Hardaway’s passing with a tweet that included “In this time of grief, please respect the privacy of Diamond’s family but remember and celebrate the gift that she gave us all!”
Back in November, the duo’s Twitter page tweeted “please pray for Diamond.” However, the tweet did not elaborate on the circumstances.
Hardaway’s cause of death is still unclear at this time.