“Diamond And Silk” Star Dead, Cause Of Death Revealed
(HorizonPost.com) – According to her official death certificate, Lynette “Diamond” Hardaway, the 51-year-old Trump supporter who passed away on January 8, died of heart disease caused by chronic high blood pressure.
Hardaway and her sister Rochelle Richardson became popular social media influencers among Trump supporters under their online names “Diamond and Silk.”
The duo made regular appearances at Trump rallies during both the 2016 and 2020 election campaigns and visited the Trump White House.
Richardson’s memorial service, which was presided over by former President Trump, was held in Fayetteville, North Carolina on January 21 and was broadcast by right-wing YouTube outlet Right Side Broadcasting Network.
After Rochelle Richardson’s eulogy during the service, an online rumor began to spread that Rochelle attributed her sister’s death to a blood clot, fueling wild speculations on social media that Hardaway’s death was somehow related to a now common virus.
However, the rumors were false.
During her eulogy, Richardson only said her sister was unable to breathe. She said she and her husband performed CPR until the paramedics arrived. While Richardson said it happened “suddenly,” she made no mention of a blood clot.
According to a fact-check in the Associated Press, though no autopsy was conducted on Hardaway, her official cause of death was chronic high blood pressure. A copy of the death certificate, signed by a local doctor, was provided to the AP by the county register.
In debunking the “blood clot” false claims, the AP suggests that Richardson’s repeated use of the phrase “died suddenly” during her eulogy may have triggered the online rumors as that phrase has taken on a life of its own among vaccine skeptics online when describing someone who allegedly dies after having another illness.
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