Lynette “Diamond” Hardaway, a staunch supporter of former President Donald Trump and a member of the political duo known as “Diamond and Silk,” has died. She was 51.
Trump announced Hardaway’s death on Truth Social Monday night, with the duo’s social media accounts later confirming the news. The former president said Hardaway passed away at her home in North Carolina and called the death “really bad news for Republicans and frankly, ALL Americans.”
“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!” Trump wrote on Truth Social, the social media app he helped found.
Diamond and Silk’s accounts confirmed Hardaway’s death shortly after Trump’s post, tweeting that “The World just lost a True Angel and Warrior Patriot for Freedom, Love, and Humanity!” The post also included a link asking for contributions toward “Preserving Diamond’s Legacy.”