Kim Porter: Cause of Death Revealed
Just over two months since her shocking death, we now know why Kim Porter passed away.
The model, actress and ex-girlfriend of Sean “Diddy” Combs died of lobar pneumonia, the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner announced on Friday.
The manner of death has been certified as natural.
Porter shared three children with the music mogual and remained a very close part of his life, long after the pair split up as a couple.
Porter had only just wished Diddy as happy birthday days before she suddenly died.
For those wondering, meanwhile…
“Lobar pneumonia (pneumonia) is an infection of the lung caused by bacteria,” the official report reads, explaining further:
“Immune cells invade the air spaces (where oxygen is taken in), and this is accompanied with necrosis (death of cells). Pneumonia decreases the lungs ability to take in oxygen, and over time it can cause sudden death.”
According to this same report, Porter went to the doctor days before she died with “cold/flu-like symptoms.”
A nurse also visited her home and gave her “saline solution with vitamins.”
An autopsy was completed on Porter a day after she was found dead in her home on November 15.
However, her death certificate previously stated her cause of death as “deferred” and the manner of death as “pending investigation.”
The toxicology report says there were no narcotic drugs or alcohol in her system.
She was 47 years old.
Porter was buried in her hometown of Columbus, Georgia on November 24.
In audio made public from Diddy’s moving eulogy, the rapper opened up about his relationship with Porter and vowed to keep her memory alive forever.
“I just want to say to my kids, Justin, Christian, D’Lila, Jessie, Chance and the other man in the house, Quincy: Your mother instilled in me this, and I pledge in front of everybody right now that I will always be there for you,” he said, adding:
I will always take care of you.
Diddy and Porter broke up for good way back in 2007.
But they remained on such close terms over the years that they never even agreed to a formal custody arrangement.
They were vital parts of each other’s lives up until the day Kim died.
Quipped Diddy in his eulogy:
“To the girls especially, we about to enter some different type of times. I want you to be able to talk to me about everything, and I mean everything, and I mean everything.”
He continued later on:
“Kim, we gonna miss you so much. But I ain’t gonna miss you too much because I’m not gonna let your voice inside of me stop talking.
“I know you like to talk to me a lot once you get on those rants, and I just want you to know I’m gonna be listening.”
And he concluded:
“As time went on, our relationship took so many different changes, from being boyfriend and girlfriend to being lovers to being best friends to being just straight-up homies, like somebody that you know you can count on.
“We just love y’all, we appreciate y’all, appreciate the family. To all the words that I’m forgetting, to anything I’m forgetting to say, we love you, Kim.”