“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,” the entertainers’ official Twitter account tweeted with a link to a GoFundMe page to make contributions.
Trump said 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.”
Diamond and Silk, a.k.a Rochelle Richardson have a combined net worth of $5 million as of 2023, according to multiple reports online. The majority of their fortune comes from an impressive social media presence and podcasts on YouTube.
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For years, the sisters have remained Trump supporters for years and have even spoken at multiple events to show him their support. Diamond and Silk eventually even got their own shows on Fox Nation and Newsmax TV.
The controversial sisters were also famous for charging $50 per ticket to see them. As for clicking pictures with them, the duo set $150.
At one point Fox News cut ties after they promoted conspiracy theories and disinformation on social media about the coronavirus pandemic.
The two women shot into popularity during the 2016 election cycle when they overwhelmingly endorsed Trump’s campaign for president. They showed their support for him with commentary on their YouTube podcasts. The duo said that although they were lifelong Democrats, they switched loyalty just to support Trump following his 2015 presidential campaign announcement.
Hardaway and Richardson were sisters. They were born Ineitha Lynette Hardaway and Herneitha Rochelle Hardaway. They went by their middle names. They have three other siblings.
Their parents are Freeman Hardaway and Betty Willis Hardaway, who were televangelical pastors based in Fayetteville, North Carolina.