Model and actress, Kim Porter was found dead in her LA home on Thursday.
TMZ broke the news, reported emergency responders rushed to the 47-year-old’s home after a dispatch went out about a patient in cardiac arrest. Cindi Berger, Porter’s rep, confirmed her death in a statement to TMZ: “Sadly, I can confirm the passing of Kim Porter. I ask that you give the families privacy at this time.”
A source told TMZ that Porter had been suffering from flu-like symptoms, similar to pneumonia, for several weeks. The cause of her death is unknown.
Sean Diddy and Porter started dating in 1994. Their relationship was up and down for years until they finally called it quits in 2007. But the two have always remained close.
The news of her death has been no less than shocking.
This is so heartbreaking😥 Lord please give her kids & her whole family strength 😥🙏🏾https://t.co/vJprHqw0ZZ
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) November 15, 2018
All I can think about are her babies. Kim Porter seemed like such a genuine, loving, involved, and encouraging mother. Sending prayers to all who knew and loved her.
This is so sad.
— My Fab Finance (@MyFabFinance) November 15, 2018
R.I.P to Kim Porter, I send my condolences to her friends and family. She was loved and will be missed dearly. I know Puff is hit right now, he loved her for real, soul mate type shit. Chin up puff, Positive vibes only. pic.twitter.com/bck6eDal0M
— 50cent (@50cent) November 15, 2018
Totally shocked. Kim Porter has left us. Too young. Nothing but memories of her, my lil bro and I goofing around in the lab with Al B. Heartfelt prayers/condolences to the family especially the kids. Sad.
— Tevin Campbell (@tevincampbelll) November 15, 2018
Porter leaves behind three children, her son Christian and twin daughters Jessie James and D’Lila Star, 11. She is also survived by her son, actor Quincy brown, from her previous relationship with singer Al B. Sure. The song “Forever My Lady” was inspired by Kim and Al’s relationship.
Sending our prayers to Porter’s loved ones in this time of grief.
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