One of the latest people to do so is Dallas Austin, who knew Kim his entire life. Both of them are originally from Columbus, Georgia, and he posted an old prom photo of them from high school. Dallas also said he’d never had to post something so difficult in his life.
“Oh, well here it goes, our famous prom pic,” he wrote. “This is the hardest post I’ve ever had to do. My mom and Kim’s mom was pregnant with us at the same time in Columbus.”
“I have never known a life without Kim Porter, from kindergarten through all of our lifelong experiences in high school, having matching BMWs or her being the biggest believer in me making it as a producer and us getting out of Columbus to be somebody and we made it,” he added. “We were inseparable. I feel like a part of my soul has been taken away.”
The 47-year-old producer then revealed that his relationship with Porter was captured in the 2002 film “Drumline” starring Nick Cannon, and it detailed just how much they hung out together.
“Most people don’t know that Zoe Saldana played the role of Kim in ‘Drumline’ as Nick Cannon played my character,” wrote Dallas. “We saw ‘Purple Rain’ 15 times in the theater, and if you knew her you knew a strong beautiful smiling gangster angel.”
“ I know God is perfect but sometimes, even perfect can make a mistake,” he continued. ”Send prayers out to the kids and our family and my brother @diddy. This is a hard one but we will get thought it.”
Al B. Sure also posted a message about Porter’s death. The R&B singer fathered her eldest son Quincy before Diddy came into the picture, but the Bad Boy founder raised Quincy from a young age.
“@LdyKP #ForeverMyLady,” wrote Al.
He included that hashtag because Porter actually inspired Jodeci’s 1991 hit “Forever My Lady,” which she spoke about on TV One’s “Unsung.” In fact, he came up with the opening lines of the cut after he learned Quincy was on his way.
“I remember they were working on the song and they couldn’t come up with the lyrics, and Al looked at me and he was like, ‘So you’re having my baby’ and I was like, ‘Ohhh,'” she explained.
At this time, after Kim’s autopsy, a cause of death has yet to be determined and more testing is supposed to be done.