Celebrities Pay Tribute To Kim Porter Following Shocking Death

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Even those who only knew the mother of four in passing remembered her for her kind spirit and sweet nature.
Paula Rogo Nov, 16, 2018

There has been an outpouring of love and condolences from celebrities worldwide following the death of Kim Porter on Thursday.

The model and actress was found dead in her Los Angeles home after suffering from cardiac arrest, TMZ reports. She was 47. It is still not clear what caused her death, though there are reports that she had been suffering through a bout of pneumonia in recent days.

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Hundreds of celebrities, from movie stars to musicians, spoke about her sweet personality, and her kindness to anyone she met. Those who knew her personally also reminisced about how she was a great mother to Quincy, her son with Al B Sure; and Christian, D’Lila and Jessie James, her children with Diddy.

“I miss you why did u leave I love you,” said LaurieAnn Gibson, choreographer and longtime Diddy associate, who shared a personal video of Porter dancing.

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Other celebs to remember Porter include Janelle Monáe, who credits the actress with discovering her and connecting her with Diddy, who eventually signed her.

“Kim meant so much to so many , but to me…she was the woman who single-handedly changed our lives,” Monae wrote in a touching post with a photo from 2007.

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Kim meant so much to so many , but to me and @Wondaland she was the woman who single handedly changed our lives . When I moved to ATL , I was passionate about being an artist but had not gained much exposure . If it had not been for you and the Three Brown Girls (Your company w/ Nicole Johnson & Eboni Elektra) belief in me & inviting me out to do your open mic night “Lip Service” at Justin’s restaurant, my career would have been on another path . You lovingly connected me with two key players that helped move my career forward , @bigboi & @diddy . I am forever indebted to you . When the headlines talk about you I pray they talk about the platform your company gave new and up and coming artists in Atlanta . YOU WERE A CONNECTOR . You were a champion of women in the industry . YOU WERE A BOSS moving through this life with so much style and grace . I am happy we got to hug and talk at Puff’s party but man do I wish I could have told you one more time how much I love you . I am heartbroken . You were light . You were supportive . You were stunning . You were kind ALWAYS . You were creative . You were as real as they came . You were an incredible mother . You were rare . I’ll forever miss you my Sagittarius sister . I am praying so hard for you @diddy , all of the kids , @ebonielektra , @coreygamble , @officialalbsure , and the entire family . I love y’all so much . Your spirit lives forever @ladykp . Forever our lady . Your bday party 2007 . #kimporter

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Here are more tributes to Porter from singers Rihanna, Faith Evans, Kandi, along with rappers Drake, Missy and more:

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RIH KP🙏🏻

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Im just waking to this, There are no emojis no words but still i will try to speak …my heart is broken, I pray now for Kims swift rise to the kingdom , she is free from the trappings of the flesh, she is an angel now. So now i can only pray for some comfort and peace for her beautiful children and for Sean ..i pray for all of her extended family here on earth i have loved this women for almost 30 Years she was a very sweet compassionate angel ..and a queen At this time We must remember our respective spiritual beliefs God took her out of suffering and into pure freedom ,into heaven ..she has achieved the ultimate Goal ..She leaves us today, loved by all who knew her #RipKimPorter 🙏🏾🕉

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Our thoughts are with her family and friends!