This past week on November 15th, actress and model Kim Porter passed away. She was found dead in her Los Angeles home and a cause of death is still yet to be confirmed. It has been reported that she had been experiencing flu-like symptoms for the past couple of weeks. She was 47 years old.
Kim Porter was also the longtime girlfriend of producer, rapper, and entrepreneur Diddy. The two had three kids together. A distraught Diddy took time to make a public statement on Porter’s death. He made a statement on Instagram on three days after her death.
“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 to 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,” said Diddy on Instagram. The couple had on and off relationship from the mid 90’s all the way until 2007.
Kim Porter had an illustrious modeling career. Appearing on the cover of numerous publications such as Elle and Marie Claire. She was also a regular in fashion for brands such as Tommy Hilfiger and Revlon.
She will be remembered by her family and friends and by the numerous people she inspired in her effort to effort to advance the portrayal of black beauty in mainstream media.