On Jan. 8, Diamond Hardaway – the beloved comedian and one-half of the iconic duo Diamond and Silk – tragically passed away from heart disease caused by high blood pressure. She was merely 51 years old when she left us all with a heavy heart.
After Hardaway, one of former President Donald Trump’s most steadfast advocates had collapsed to the kitchen floor in her sister Rochelle “Silk” Richardson’s home and =gasping for air while crying out “I can’t breathe,” it became alarmingly clear that something was seriously wrong.
Last week, the AP reported that no autopsy was conducted on Hardaway’s body which caused much speculation as to her official cause of death. This was especially so after her sister falsely claimed during the memorial service that it had something to do with anti-COVID-19 vaccination conspiracy theories.
During the service, Trump made an unexpected appearance and delivered a shocking speech claiming he had no prior knowledge of Silk.
The former president lamented the “really bad news for Republicans” with Hardaway’s “unexpected” passing, which has been deemed as an unexpected .
“Really bad news for Republicans and frankly, all Americans,” Trump posted on Truth Social. “Our beautiful Diamond, of Diamond and Silk, has just passed away at her home in the State she loves so much, North Carolina.”
Commending Hardaway as “Magnificent Diamond,” the former President recalled how her sister 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,” Trump ended.
In 2015, the moment President Trump announced his White House bid, Diamond and Silk made an unexpected transition from committed Democrats to Republicans – rapidly putting their names in the spotlight during his 2016 presidential campaign.
As the sisters rose to celebrity status, they were often featured as guests on Fox News during President Trump’s time in office.
The ex-POTUS has been repeatedly photographed with the Trump loyalists, even inside the Oval Office.
In November, Hardaway’s well-being sparked unease after their public Twitter account implored fans to keep her in their thoughts and prayers.
The tweet read, “Anyone who believes in the power of prayer please pray for Diamond,” – no explanation was provided.