LOS ANGELES—Coroner office officials say former model and actress Kim Porter died last year from pneumonia.
The Los Angeles coroner’s office on Friday released the results of its investigation into Porter’s Nov. 15 death. Investigators determined after an autopsy that her death was from pneumonia at the age of 47.
Porter, also a former girlfriend of Sean “Diddy” Combs had two daughters and a son with Combs, was found dead at her home in Toluca Lake, and her cause of death was pending since then.
After their split, Combs and Porter remained close friends.
She was buried in her hometown of Columbus, Georgia, during a public funeral held by Combs. He arranged for her casket to be pulled by horses, and had famed pastor T.D. Jakes officiate the service.
The family of Kim Porter released a statement honoring her life a day after Thanksgiving, saying “although we’ve lost our best friend, God has gained a special angel and we know she is watching over us.”
“God broke the mold when he made Kim, there was truly no other woman like her. Although her time here on earth was far too short, she lived a life full of purpose and meaning. She was a loving mother and devoted friend. She was the epitome of kindness and grace. There wasn’t a person she met who’s soul she did not touch. Kim was the type of woman who changed lives for the better,” the Porter, Goodwin and Combs families say in a statement Jan. 25 to The Associated Press.
“She will be forever remembered and missed by so many. As her family, we promise to honor her every day of our lives. We love you always.”
The funeral was held Saturday in Porter’s hometown of Columbus, Georgia, at a megachurch that can seat 2,500.
The Ledger-Enquirer reported that along with Combs, record producer Russell Simmons, artists Usher, Mary J. Blige, Lil’ Kim, Mase, Faith Evans and Yolanda Adams were all at the service, which ended with fireworks
“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,” Combs said, TMZ reported.
Combs added, “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.”
Before the funeral, Combs honored his ex with an emotional tweet.
“Today we lay to rest our ANGEL,” he tweeted. “Her spirit lives on with us FOREVER!!! We thank you all for your prayers and support. You have no idea how much it means to us. We thank GOD for all of you.”
Today we lay to rest our ANGEL. Her spirit lives on with us FOREVER!!! We thank you all for your prayers and support. You have no idea how much it means to us. We thank GOD for all of you. #KimPorter pic.twitter.com/OdI5hyKBeT
— Diddy (@Diddy) November 24, 2018
Combs eulogized Porter at her funeral and called Porter “more than a soul” mate in a tweet after her death.
One day after Porter’s death, a source told People magazine: “Diddy is devastated and shocked. He and Kim were still very close friends and co-parents even though their romantic relationship didn’t work. They were still a family.”
Porter also has a son, actor-singer Quincy Brown, from a previous relationship with R&B singer Al B. Sure!
The Epoch Times reporter Jack Phillips contributed to the report.