Diamond of social media duo "Diamond and Silk," passed away on Monday, former President Donald Trump announced.
Diamond was 51.
"The World just lost a True Angel and Warrior Patriot for Freedom, Love, and Humanity," Diamond and Silk's Twitter account wrote in a tweet. "Please respect the privacy of Diamond’s family! Memorial Ceremony TBA."
"Diamond passed away at her North Carolina home in the presence of her sister, Silk, born Herneitha Rochelle Hardaway Richardson," Trump said.
Trump added in his post that Diamond’s death "was totally unexpected."
"Really bad news for Republicans and frankly," Trump wrote. "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. 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!"
🚨Breaking News: President Trump makes sad statement on the passing of Diamond from Diamond and Silk. pic.twitter.com/ECvrq5dBHV
— The Calvin Coolidge Project (@TheCalvinCooli1) January 10, 2023
So great being with you both in the Oval Office! https://t.co/9VoIV3NahE
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 24, 2019
Conservative commentator Chandler Crump said Diamond was a "true angel."
"I have had the honor of knowing this duo for many years, and they’ve always been so very kind," Crump tweeted. "Please send prayers to her family."
Here we are at the Black Voices for Trump launch event in 2019. True Angel ❤️ pic.twitter.com/mk6WIqws0b
— Chandler Crump (@realCCrump) January 10, 2023