Diamond, one of the two sisters in the Diamond and Silk duo, passed away earlier this month and was recently mourned at a funeral that Silk claimed former President Donald Trump offered to pay for.
Now the facts have come out about from what Diamond died, with the AP reporting that heart disease was ruled the cause of death for Diamond. As that outlet reported:
Lynette Hardaway, a zealous supporter of former President Donald Trump whose death had prompted widespread speculation over its cause, died earlier this month of a heart condition, according to a death certificate obtained Monday by The Associated Press.
Known by the moniker “Diamond” of the conservative political commentary duo Diamond and Silk, Hardaway, 51, died Jan. 8 of heart disease due to chronic high blood pressure.
The AP also took pains to note that Covid-19 was not the cause of death for Diamond despite numerous online theories, saying:
The cause of Hardaway’s death, which was not released by the family, had become a topic of widespread speculation. A torrent of social media users suggested COVID-19 was to blame.
Many of the posts were based on an unsourced, and since-deleted, online report from November that claimed Hardaway had been hospitalized with COVID-19. Both Diamond and Silk vehemently denied that the virus had put Hardaway in the hospital.
COVID-19 was not listed as a cause or contributing factor on her death certificate, which was provided to the AP by the Hoke County Register of Deeds and was signed by a local doctor. No autopsy was performed.
Silk, describing Diamond’s death during her remarks at Diamond’s Fayetteville, NC funeral, said:
“As soon as Diamond hung up the phone, she said to me, ‘I can’t breathe.’ It was suddenly out of nowhere and no warning. I got her to the kitchen table, open up the back door so that she can get some air.
“And each breath was less and less and less, until her eyes became a stare. My husband and I followed the 911 instructions from the lady with the relator like they told us to lay our flat.
“They said ‘do CPR,’ and it was 123412341234 My husband and I alternated and kept going and going and going until the emergency truck payment came into the yard and the EMS came into the house. They did everything that they could.
“So what I want to say to everybody is don’t choose they’re called me a conspiracy theories. Because I saw it happen. I saw how it happened. I was there when it happened. And it happened suddenly. I want America to wake up and pay attention…”
Former President Donald Trump said, in a statement released following the announcement of Diamond’s passing, “Really bad news for Republicans and frankly, ALL Americans,” Trump said in response to her death. “Our beautiful Diamond, of Diamond and Silk, has just passed away at her home in the State she loved so much, North Carolina.”
Continuing, he added “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!”
By: Will Tanner. Follow me on Twitter @Will_Tanner_1
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