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Ineitha Lynnette Hardaway of Diamond and Silk fame dies at 51

"Rest In Peace our Magnificent Diamond, you will be greatly missed!" former President Donald Trump wrote on Truth Social Monday.

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"Diamond" (L), Ineitha Lynnette Hardaway, and her sister "Silk," Herneitha Rochelle Hardaway Richardson, speak at a rally in support of a Republican congressional candidate in North Carolina in 2019. Diamond died Monday at age 51. File Photo by Nell Redmond/UPI
"Diamond" (L), Ineitha Lynnette Hardaway, and her sister "Silk," Herneitha Rochelle Hardaway Richardson, speak at a rally in support of a Republican congressional candidate in North Carolina in 2019. Diamond died Monday at age 51. File Photo by Nell Redmond/UPI | License Photo

Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Conservative political commentator Ineitha Lynnette Hardaway has died at the age of 51.

Hardaway and her sister Herneitha Rochelle Hardaway Richardson were known professionally as the duo Diamond and Silk when they expressed their views on Fox News and Newsmax, social media and at campaign rallies to support former President Donald Trump.

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"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 Diamond and Silk Twitter feed said Monday.

No cause of death was disclosed.

"Really bad news for Republicans and frankly, ALL Americans," Trump wrote on Truth Social Monday.

"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!"

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