Diamond of the pro-Trump artists Diamond and Silk, Lynette Hardaway, died suddenly on Monday at the age of 51, the sisters’ Twitter account revealed. Donald Trump, former President, also confirmed the news.
“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 GiveSendGo page to make contributions.
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At the time of writing the donations page has raised over $27,200, with more donations coming in.
The GiveSendGo contributions page was made to honor Diamond’s legacy. The bio of the page reads: “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!”
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The sisters regarded themselves as the biggest Trump supporters. 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.”
It is still unknown whether Trump contributed to Diamond’s GiveSendGo page or not. Since most of the donations are from Anonymous donors, it would be difficult to know if he has donated, in case he does not use his real name. The top donation made so far is $500.
Rochelle Richardson is Silk’s real name. In 1971, both sisters were born. According to their 2020 book, Uprising, Diamond made her debut on Thanksgiving.
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When they fervently supported Trump’s presidential bid in 2016, the two women experienced a meteoric rise in fame. With comments on their YouTube podcasts, they demonstrated their support for him. The sisters said that, despite being lifelong Democrats, they switched parties in order to support Trump after he announced his candidature in 2015.