Social media personality and popular conservative activist Lynette Hardaway, better known as Diamond from Diamond & Silk, has passed away, her family announced early Tuesday.
“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 families statement read.
The cause of her death isn’t immediately known. Beyond social media, the sisters were regular guests on Fox News and starred in their own Saturday night Newsmax TV show, “Diamond and Silk Crystal Clear.”
According to reports, Hardaway was 51 years old.
Former President Donald Trump was one of the first to break the news on his social media site, Truth Social.
Trump on the unexpected passing of Lynette Hardaway- Diamond of Diamond and Silk pic.twitter.com/WMJ2qKp8rv
— Kambree (@KamVTV) January 10, 2023
Her sister, Rochelle Hardaway — better known as Silk — made the announcement on Twitter.
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
Across social media, there was an outpouring of grief and condolences. Lynette Hardaway was praised for her courage, faith, outspokenness, gentle and loving spirit, and more by friends and fellow activists.
Take a look —
My thoughts and prayers are with @DiamondandSilk as they mourn the loss of Diamond, who passed away today.
It was an honor to know Diamond – a PATRIOT. RIP. pic.twitter.com/3kZXeUDsyS
— CJ Pearson (@thecjpearson) January 10, 2023
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 pic.twitter.com/gz3mzgxKFa
— Pastor Mark Burns (@pastormarkburns) January 10, 2023
Diamond was not afraid. pic.twitter.com/5rer1ZBlYp
— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) January 10, 2023
Lynette Hardaway — better known as Diamond from @DiamondandSilk — was one of the nicest, most gracious people I've ever met. She loved her family, this country and only wanted the best for us all. I'm heartbroken by the news of her passing. ;(#diamondandsilk pic.twitter.com/xl9TPIdwdB
— Joe Pags Pagliarulo (@JoeTalkShow) January 10, 2023
R.I.P. Patriot Diamond. A job well done ❤️ pic.twitter.com/KYMuHMrQwx
— Patricia Dickson (@Patrici15767099) January 10, 2023
Mourning the loss of my dear friend, Diamond! May God bring comfort to all who knew you in the days ahead! pic.twitter.com/pdXTMeN69A
— Evangelist Alveda C. King (@AlvedaCKing) January 10, 2023
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