“Kim Porter Dies at 47.” I was in extreme disbelief when I read that headline from an article I saw while scrolling through Instagram . I was hoping it was a hoax, and that her “death” were just fabricated stories by internet “trolls”.
When I read articles through TMZ, BET, and CNN confirming her death , I was completely saddened. Kim Porter was a beautiful model, actress, and the mother of hip-hop mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs’s three children , and the mother of R & B singer Al. B Sure!’s son Quincy Brown.
Porter was found dead in her Toluca Lake home in California on the morning of November 15, 2018. According to multiple sources, Porter was struggling with respiratory illnesses most likely linked to pneumonia or “flu-like symptoms.” Porter had even contacted her doctor on Wednesday saying she wasn’t “feeling any better.”
The official cause of Porter’s death is still undetermined, although authorities are still investigating her death. Coroners speculate that Porter most likely died from a heart attack caused by her pneumonic symptoms . There is also speculation that Porter may have contracted an illness from her recent trip to Africa.
Sources say that Diddy is “devastated” and completely “destroyed,” by Porter’s untimely passing. Diddy and Porter had an on/off relationship for thirteen years, officially ending in 2007. Even after the breakup, Diddy and Porter remained good friends and co parents.Diddy has asked for the world to give him and his family “privacy” and “time to grieve.”
Celebrities like Kevin Hart, Nicki Minaj, Drake, and Rihanna are only few of the many celebrities that have been paying tribute to Kim Porter and offering support to the Combs family during their time of mourning.
Diddy posted a heartfelt message to Instagram on November 18, captioning, "For the last three days I’ve been trying to wake up out of this nightmare. But I haven’t. I don’t know what I’m going to do without you baby. I miss you so much. Today I’m going to pay tribute to you, I’m going to try and find the words to explain our unexplainable relationship. We were more than best friends, we were more than soulmates. WE WERE SOME OTHER SHIT!! And I miss you so much. Super Black Love."
Porter was laid to rest in her hometown of Columbus, Georgia on Saturday. Sean “Diddy” Combs delivered an emotional heartfelt eulogy during the funeral revealing that Porter was his “soulmate.”
“I didn’t really understand how to… love,” he stated during his 15 minute eulogy. “We went through some circumstances, my mother and my family, and we didn’t have a big family and [Porter] just started breaking down the exterior, any shell that I put up.”
He also vowed to be their for all of his children, especially his young daughters.
“I will always be there for y’all. I will always take care of you,” Diddy said. “For the girls, especially, we’re about to enter a different type of times. I want y’all to be able to talk to me about everything…and I mean everything.”