Former President Donald Trump said in a video statement that he will be in Fayetteville on Saturday, Jan. 21 for a memorial tribute to Lynnette Hardaway, who teamed with her sister as social-media and cable-TV commentators Diamond and Silk.
Hardaway, who was from Hoke County, died Jan. 10 at age 51. The cause of death has not been reported.
Hardaway and her sister, Rochelle Richardson, have been widely recognized as ardent supporters of Trump.
Hardaway was known as “Diamond,” and Richardson, as “Silk.” They used social-media platforms and appeared on cable channels including Newsmax and Fox, gaining a following in support of conservative political causes.
“Diamond lived a life founded on her passion and love for all humanity,” Trump said in a video posted online. “They were with me from the beginning and never wavered.”
The celebration-of-life ceremony will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Crown Theatre, 1960 Coliseum Drive. Doors will open at 3 p.m., and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, according to online accounts.
Reservations can be made at Diamond Celebration of Life https://pss.nucleuspages.com/events/celebration-of-life-honoring-lynette-diamond-hardaway.