Kim Porter passed away on Thursday (November 15), and while no official cause of death has been ruled from the coroner’s office, the model/actress was reportedly battling pneumonia shortly before she died.
Earlier, BET.com presented information about the flu and why you should get vaccinated, but it’s already been a conversation going on via social media ever since Porter possibly perished due to influenza.
Many are shocked that Kim Porter, who was only 47, passed away so early, particularly since she was in such great physical shape. It’s had some on Twitter emphasizing the importance of getting vaccinated.
Just can’t believe Kim Porter is dead. Such a beautiful lady with a gorgeous family 😢. Hearing she may have died from the flu/pneumonia is a reminder to keep an eye on our health. RIP beautiful 🙏 #KimPorter— MyCurls (@MyCurlsUK) November 16, 2018
Sad, shocking news Kim Porter, the mother of 3 of Sean “P.Diddy” Combs’ children has been found dead in her Los Angeles home, according to TMZ. She reportedly had flu like symptoms a couple of weeks ago. She was just 47 years old. Take care of yourselves, ladies... pic.twitter.com/rnCH3ZDcl5— Stephanie Scurlock (@SScurlock_WREG3) November 15, 2018
Pneumonia is VERY deadly. I can honestly believe Kim Porter died from this. My son was 4 when he had it. Flu like symptoms, went to hospital, nothing. I told them something is wrong, went again. He would of died had I not brought him in again. Everything isn't a conspiracy! pic.twitter.com/U05Km6tRF8— Mel 🇭🇹 (@MellyMel320) November 15, 2018
The CDC recommends yearly flu vaccinations for everyone older than 6 months. Pregnant women, seniors and young children are particularly at risk, however college-aged people are the least vaccinated and more likely to spread the disease.
Getting a flu shot does not lead to influenza, and while it doesn’t completely prevent those who are vaccinated from getting the illness, it greatly reduces their risk. It also make it much less severe if contracted.
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