Kim Porter passed away last Thursday (November 15), and the fact that she was 47 at the time of her death made it that much more tragic.
But as the days have gone by, people are beginning to scratch their heads over just what caused her to die and the care she received for illnesses leading up to her passing.
Initially, it was reported that a cardiac arrest episode took her life. This came after a stint she spent under medical care for influenza that supposedly turned into pneumonia.
The coroner's office then claimed that they would need to conduct an “additional investigation” and “deferred” an official cause of death before that could be concluded.
I’m trying my best not to put on my tin foil hat over this death of Kim Porter. But my spirit is telling me something ain’t sitting right with this.— Tariq Nasheed (@tariqnasheed) November 15, 2018
How do they know Kim Porter passed from complications and the Autopsy and toxicology results haven’t came back. It can take weeks.— Don’ Stromus MMXXV (@BFlylistic) November 16, 2018
Report: Kim Porter's autopsy complete; cause of death 'deferred' #Topbuzz YES BUT WHY NO NURSE TO ASSIST HER WITH TREATMENT 👌— CYNTHIA WILCOX (@CYNTHIA66029866) November 17, 2018
WHY'D THIS WASN'T ASSISTED BY NURSE AT HOME 👌 IF SHE WAS ⌚ BY ...OK I REALLY THINK SOMEONE COULD ASK..THE 👪 https://t.co/BRd89295wf
Kim porter stuff so weird. Why haven’t they released the autopsy report— ⚡️ (@killakent) November 20, 2018
She even said that it seems abnormal and wondered if it was related to medical maltreatment. Apparently, only SHE is a allowed to be skeptical. pic.twitter.com/eh6jGwE4A8— HenriettaSnacks (@HenriettaSnacks) November 16, 2018
News said she was suffering from "pneumonia-like" symptoms. Sounds like what happened to Brittney Murphy and her husband.— Pam (@luckymomx4) November 15, 2018
So just what are coroners going to be looking for when examining Kim Porter? And will an autopsy actually satisfy the questions skeptics have about the model and actress’ sudden passing? According to LiveScience, coroners should do both an internal and external evaluation of a recently deceased individual and will make incisions to the body to examine organs and other body parts to find any irregularities that might have caused a death.
“Tissue samples are taken from the organs, some of which may be also be sectioned, and stomach contents are frequently tested,” writes Nicholas Gerbis, a science journalist. “Pathologists and lab technicians also test bodily fluids — urine, blood, vitreous gel from the eyes, or bile from the gallbladder — for drugs, infection, chemical composition or genetic factors, depending on the purpose of the autopsy.
“Pathologists will preserve parts of any organs they dissect, particularly if they find something unusual or abnormal,” he continues.
Diddy’s ex-girlfriend and mother of three of his children died on Thursday after first responders were called to Porter’s Toluca Lake, California, home over a potential cardiac arrest episode. Foul play is not suspected.
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