Actress and model Kim Porter was found dead in her home Thursday, multiple sources report.
She was discovered unresponsive in her home in Toluca Lake, California that morning and pronounced dead upon first responders’ arrival, the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner said in a statement. A cause of death has yet to be determined, pending the results of an autopsy, according to the office. However, Porter had been experiencing symptoms suggesting pneumonia or the flu before her death, and the 911 call made from her home reportedly referenced cardiac arrest, according to TMZ.
Porter was 47.
The ex-girlfriend of Sean “Diddy” Combs, she shared three children with the hip hop mogul, with Diddy also acting as stepfather to her son from a previous relationship, actor Quincy Brown, whose biological father is singer and producer Al B. Sure.
Diddy’s representative, Cindi Berger, confirmed Porter’s passing in a statement to Variety.
“Sadly, I can confirm the passing of Kim Porter. I ask that you give the families privacy at this time,” Berger said, according to the outlet.
Porter enjoyed a career in the modeling industry and was featured in numerous films. She and Diddy were in an on-again, off-again relationship that began in 1994 and lasted until the two parted ways for good in 2007.
Following news of Porter’s death, numerous artists took to social media to share their condolences.
Rapper Missy Elliot shared a photo of Porter posing with her children, and wrote in the caption, “My heart just aches so much 4 her children. She Loved them dearly she was proud of her kids & they Loved their mother so much. & Prayers for @Diddy during such a difficult time.”
Rapper 50 Cent shared a throwback photo of Porter and Diddy on the red carpet.
“R.I.P to Kim Porter, I send my condolences to her friends and family. She was loved and will be missed dearly,” he wrote. “I know Puff is hit right now, he loved her for real, soul mate type sh*t. Chin up puff, Positive vibes only.”
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