Saturday, January 26, 2019

Coroner Reveals Kim Porter Died Of Pneumonia

Actress and model Kim Porter, found dead in November in her San Fernando Valley home, died from pneumonia, the Los Angeles County coroner's office announced Friday.

"The manner of death was certified as natural," according to a statement released by Sarah Ardalani, spokeswoman for the Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner. The autopsy report described "lobar pneumonia" as an infection of the lung caused by bacteria.

"Immune cells invade the air spaces (where oxygen is taken in) and this is accompanied with necrosis (death of cells). Pneumonia decreases the lungs' ability to take in oxygen and over time it can cause sudden death."

Porter was 47 when she was found unresponsive in her bed at home in Toluca Lake on Nov. 15, 2018, and was pronounced dead at the scene.


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