Conservatives across the country are praying for Lynnette Hardaway, best known as Diamond, of the political commentary duo “Diamond and Silk.”
As Slay News reported, Hardaway passed away unexpectedly on Monday night at the age of 51.
Diamond and Silk rose to fame during President Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.
The outspoken sister act publicly switched from lifelong Democrats to Republicans to back Trump’s outsider bid for the White House.
A GiveSendGo page was been set up in her honor with a message that says: “The World just lost a True Angel and Warrior Patriot for Freedom, Love, and Humanity!
“Diamond blazed a trail, founded on her passion and love for the entire race of humanity.
“The memory of her passing should forever remain in our hearts.
“In this time of grief, please respect the privacy of Diamond’s family but remember and celebrate the gift that she gave us all!”
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.
Contributions towards Preserving Diamond’s Legacy are only being accepted at the following link:https://t.co/g6J6NlBXE7
— Diamond and Silk® (@DiamondandSilk) January 10, 2023
In November, the duo’s official Twitter account informed fans that Diamond was ill but did not specify the illness.
President Donald Trump was among the first to respond to the new, saying: “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.
“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!”
Tributes poured in from across the country.
Madison Gesiotto said: “Diamond (of @DiamondandSilk) was truly a joy to be around. She always made you laugh and smile. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Prayers to her family during this time, especially her sister Silk. RIP”
Diamond (of @DiamondandSilk) was truly a joy to be around. She always made you laugh and smile. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Prayers to her family during this time, especially her sister Silk. RIP 🙏🏽❤️ pic.twitter.com/PUXKBCZmTo
— Madison Gesiotto Gilbert (@madisongesiotto) January 10, 2023
Terrence K. Williams said: “This is truly heartbreaking. This one hit hard.
“Diamond, of Diamond and Silk has passed away. I’m at a lost for.
“We will miss you and most definitely will never forget you. Love you forever.
“Please keep her sister Silk in your prayers. RIP Legend.”
This is truly heartbreaking 💔 This one hit hard. Diamond, of Diamond and Silk has passed away. I’m at a lost for
We will miss you and most definitely will never forget you. Love you forever.
Please keep her sister Silk in your prayers.
RIP Legend pic.twitter.com/jEndEyc8FK
— Terrence K. Williams (@w_terrence) January 10, 2023
Trump’s favorite meme maker Carpe Dontum said: “President Trump made a beautiful post about the passing of Diamond of @DiamondandSilk.
“This is unbelievable. I am crushed.”
CCG Bryson said: “RIP Diamond from Diamond and silk. Wow.
“This was very unexpected. They were so cool and always showed love. Man.”
Pastor Mark Burns said: “My dear sister Diamond of @DiamondandSilk has gone to be with Jesus.
“My heart is so heavy tonight because we served on so many events together for so long.
“I know she was saved and now in the presence of God.
“We will see you again Diamond. I love you my dear sister. RIH Diamond.”
According to Yahoo:
“Raised in North Carolina, Hardaway and her sister began posting videos to YouTube in 2012.
“At the time they were registered Democrats and posted videos concerning a suite of mostly left-leaning issues such as police brutality.
“They became famous however in 2015 after abruptly coming out as ardent supporters of Donald Trump’s presidential aspirations.”
The duo had a show on Fox News’s streaming service Fox Nation from 2018 to 2020.
Most recently, Diamond and Silk hosted a weekend show on Newsmax TV.
— Kaya Jones (@KayaJones) January 10, 2023