BREAKING: Diamond of 'Diamond and Silk' Fame Has Passed Away

Lynette Hardaway aka Diamond

Famed Trump activist and political personality Lynette Hardaway passed away on Monday night at her home in North Carolina.

Hardaway, known as ‘Diamond’ to friends, family and fans, was one half of the dynamic, Trump-loving duo ‘Diamond & Silk.’ She and sister Rochelle Richardson rose to fame during Trump’s historic 2016 run by going public with their support for him. The spectacle of two Black women supporting the Republican candidate drove the women to great success online and on the campaign trail.


Diamond and Silk campaigned with Trump, wrote a book together, and hosted a successful YouTube show. They were a fixture on conservative circuits.

No official cause of death has been released as of the time of this story, but Hardaway had been hospitalized for complications from COVID over the Thanksgiving holiday, and some have speculated she never fully recovered after returning home.

Sympathies poured in from fans and conservative fixtures across the internet, including President Trump, who mourned her “big and precious heart,” saying her sister had been with her during her final moments.

Others expressed shock, and reminisced about Diamond’s kindness and positive spirit.


Hardaway’s family made the announcement of her death from the Diamond and Silk Twitter account Monday evening. They are asking for privacy, and also are hosting a crowdfund towards “preserving Diamond’s legacy.”

Lynette Hardaway was 51.

EDIT: Initial reports suggested Hardaway had been hospitalized for COVID. While she had been ill over the Thanksgiving holiday, with family requesting prayer for her, Hardaway told viewers on their podcast that she was not in the hospital with COVID and maintained that was slander from left-wing sources. 



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