Beyoncé took to Instagram to pay tribute to Kim Porter, who passed away on November 15, by sharing three photos of her on the day she was laid to rest.
The first image portrayed Kim as a child with beautiful curly hair and flashing her infectious smile. For the caption, Beyoncé wrote, “Heaven couldn’t wait for you.” In the second photo, the singer chose another pic from Kim’s childhood.
For the third one, Kim appeared wearing a beautiful black dress with a high slit posing between her twin daughters D’Lila Star and Jessie James, two of the children she had with rapper Diddy, whose real name is Sean Combs.
As soon as Beyoncé uploaded that photo, her followers took to the comment section to share their thoughts. One of them was Quincy Brown – Kim’s 27-year-old son from her relationship with Al B. Sure! – who wrote a red heart emoji.
On November 15, officers got the alert that she was unresponsive in her home at Toluca Lake, California. The call came in as a cardiac arrest, and she was declared dead at 11:40 a.m. local time.
However, the reasons for Kim’s passing are still a mystery. Even though the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner already released her death certificate, it didn’t clear up anything.
“On Nov. 16, an autopsy was performed on Porter. The cause of death was deferred pending additional tests. Porter’s body has since been released from our facility,” a spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner said in a statement on November 19.
As People reported, Kim was laid to rest in Georgia, her hometown, on November 24. One of the most striking aspects of the funeral was that her casket traveled in a carriage pulled by horses during the public funeral, held at Columbus’ Cascade Hills Church and officiated by pastor T.D. Jakes.
People also revealed that Diddy held a memorial for his ex-partner at his home in Bel Air, California, on November 18. Celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Mary J. Blige, French Montana, and Kourtney Kardashian were present.
Diddy and Kim, who began dating in the 90s, had three children together: 20-year-old Christian and 11-year-old twins D’Lila and Jessie. Apart from that, Diddy raised Quincy, and he considers the 27-year-old man his own son.