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Diamond of “Diamond and Silk” duo dead at 51

Lynnette Hardaway, Rochelle Richardson
Trump supporters and social media personalities Lynnette Hardaway, left, and Rochelle Richardson, center, known as Diamond and Silk, stand backstage and watch as President Donald Trump speaks at a rally at Resch Center Complex in Green Bay, Wis., Saturday, April 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

(NORTH CAROLINA) — Former president Donald Trump is mourning the death of Diamond Lynnette Hardaway, best known as one-half of the “Diamond and Silk” duo, after her unexpected death Monday night aged 51.

Hardaway’s passing was revealed as “really bad news for Republicans” by the former president.

“Really bad news for Republicans and frankly, all Americans,” Trump wrote 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.”

Referring to Hardaway as “Magnificent Diamond,” the ex-POTUS said her sister Silk Rochelle Hardaway was “with her all the way, and at her passing.”

“There was no better team anywhere or at any time,” Trump added.

Lifelong Democrats, “Diamond & Silk” went viral during Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign after they abandoned the liberals and turned into hardcore conservative Republicans.

Hardaway’s health took a turn in November after the duo’s official Twitter account pleaded with fans to pray for her.