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Posted: November 19, 2018

Cause of death for Kim Porter, ex-girlfriend of Diddy, remains unclear

What You Need to Know - Kim Porter

By Kelcie Willis, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

LOS ANGELES —

There has not been a cause of death determined for actress and former model Kim Porter after her sudden death Thursday.

USA Today reported that the Los Angles coroner’s office said an autopsy failed to immediately establish a cause of death. The autopsy was conducted Friday.

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“The cause of death was deferred pending additional tests,” Sarah Ardalani, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner, told USA Today.

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A cause of death for actress Kim Porter has not yet been determined, according to the Los Angeles County Department Medical Examiner-Coroner.

Porter was pronounced dead in her Los Angeles home Thursday, the coroner said. 

Many in the entertainment industry continue to mourn her loss, and a celebration of her life was held in Los Angeles Monday.

Related: Kim Porter, former model, ex-girlfriend of Diddy, dead at 47

Porter dated music mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs on and off for 13 years. They remained friendly even after breaking up for good in 2007 and had three children together: a 20-year-old son named Christian and 11-year-old twin daughters, D’Lila Star and Jessie James.

Related: Diddy remembers 'soulmate' Kim Porter in Instagram post

Diddy publicly commented on the loss of Porter for the first time Sunday, saying, “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.” 


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Kim Porter, former model, ex-girlfriend of Diddy, dead at 47

Former model Kim Porter has died, according to TMZ.

The tabloid site reported that the actress who dated  music mogul Diddy for 13 years was found dead in her Los Angeles home.

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A representative for Diddy confirmed the news to TMZ, saying, “Sadly, I can confirm the passing of Kim Porter. I ask that you give the families privacy at this time.”

The cause of death is unclear.

Porter dated Diddy off-and-on from 1994 to 2007, when they called things off for good, remaining on friendly terms. In that time, Porter gave birth to their son Christian, 20, and 11-year-old twin girls D'Lila Star and Jessie James. Porter was also mother to Quincy, 27, from her relationship with singer Al B. Sure.

Celebrities, including Sure, have reacted to the news on Twitter:

Diddy remembers 'soulmate' Kim Porter in Instagram post

Diddy is publicly speaking about the death of Kim Porter, his on-again, off-again girlfriend of 13 years and the mother of his three children, for the first time.

Porter was found dead in her Los Angeles home Thursday at age 47.

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“For the last three days I’ve been trying to wake up out of this nightmare. But I haven’t,” Diddy wrote in an Instagram post Sunday, according to Vibe. “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 (expletive)!! And I miss you so much. Super Black Love.”

Related: Kim Porter, former model, ex-girlfriend of Diddy, dead at 47

The caption was posted along with video from the couple’s December 2006 Essence magazine photo shoot. The video showed Porter, who was pregnant at the time with their twin girls Jessie James and D'Lila Star Combs.

The music mogul dated the actress and former model off and on for 13 years, ending their relationship for good in 2007. The pair notably remained friendly after their breakup, supporting each other at events and appearing together at family events. 

A cause of death has not yet been announced.

 
 

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