Diamond of Conservative Vlogging Duo ‘Diamond and Silk’ Dead At 51

Lynette Hardaway and her sister Rochelle Hardaway were hardcore Trump supporters, and garnered much controversy over their views.

Lynette ‘Diamond’ Hardaway, one-half of the Trump-supporting sisters Diamond and Silk, who gained notoriety for their conservative platform has died.

Her sister Rochelle ‘Silk’ Richardson posted on the duo’s Twitter account on Tuesday confirming her passing.

Former president Donald Trump posted on his Truth Social platform, “Really bad news for Republicans 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 continued, “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 two rose to fame in 2016 during the presidential race between Trump and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The two, who had been Democrats up until that point, embraced Trump and called themselves his “most loyal supporters.” They appeared with him several times through his campaign.

But they also drew heavy criticism for their positions, including comparing Democrats to “slave owners,” attacking Michelle Obama’s parenting skills, and most famously spreading misinformation about coronavirus, implying COVID deaths were inflated to make Trump “look bad.” They also joined in the false statements about the 2020 election being fraudulent.

In April 2020, the duo was temporarily suspended from Twitter due to violating their COVID-19 misinformation policy. Later that month, they were fired from Fox News. Diamond once said she had a “problem receiving any vaccine from any entity.”

Her cause of death remains unclear and her family has not released it. However, a Nov. 26 tweet from Diamond and Silk’s official Twitter account read, “Anyone who believes in the power of prayer please pray for Diamond,” implying that she did have health concerns.

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