Porter died unexpectedly at her Toluca Lake home in November. She was 47. She had been suffering flu-like symptoms for several weeks at the time of her death. Although an autopsy was performed the day after her Nov. 15th death, the cause was just revealed.
Porter was originally from Columbus, Georgia. She graduated high school in 1988 and moved to Atlanta, where she met singer Al B. Sure. They had a son together, Quincy Brown.
She had an extensive modeling career, appearing on the cover pages of Elle and Marie Claire, and worked with fashion and beauty brands like Tommy Hilfiger and Revlon.
As an actress, she worked on television shows Law & Order and Wicked Wicked Games, and also had roles in the films The Brothers and Mama, I Want to Sing.
In 1994 she began a relationship with Combs, who adopted and raised Quincy. She is also survived by a son, Christian Casey Combs, and twin daughters D’Lila Star and Jessie James Combs.