Kim Porter was a model, actress, and mother to three children. Her modeling career paved the way for black models and she found a great deal of joy in her work. She was also a big music fan and loved to share her favorite artists with her friends and followers on social media. She had a close-knit group of friends that provided love, support, and laughter throughout her life.
In 1998, Porter began dating Sean Combs. The pair dated on and off for several years, and ultimately separated in 2007. They had three children together — son Christian Casey Combs and twin daughters D'Lila Star and Jessie James. She was also mother to a child from her previous relationship with music producer Al B. Sure!
It's not clear what led to the 47-year-old's death, but TMZ reports she was suffering from lobar pneumonia. That's a lung infection that can occur after a cold or flu and affects one specific part of the lungs.
According to the Los Angeles coroner, there was no foul play in her death.
Diddy paid tribute to his ex-girlfriend in a series of emotional posts on Instagram following her passing. He and their three children are mourning the loss of a beloved friend and mother. During the 2022 BET Awards, he addressed her memory with a moving speech, describing her as a loving, dedicated mother and person. He said they had an "on and off" relationship, but they always remained focused on their children.