Kim Porter, model, actress and former girlfriend of rapper Diddy, was reportedly found dead in her home on Thursday, per a report from TMZ. Diddy’s rep, Cindi Berger went on to confirm the news, asking “that you give the families privacy at this time.” She was 47 years old.
According to TMZ, they were informed by law enforcement sources that someone called from her home in Toluca Lake at noon. The dispatch audio stated that the patient in question was in cardiac arrest. The news site spoke to a source allegedly close to Porter who claimed that she had been dealing with pneumonia for weeks now, and pneumonia has been linked to sudden cardiac arrest. However, the official cause of death is still unclear.
The last post she shared was on November 6, encouraging her followers to vote. And the last image she shared of herself was from Halloween. She dressed up as Run DMC with her daughters, Jessie James and D’Lila:
Porter and Diddy had an off-again, on-again relationship for more than a decade. They officially broke up in 2006, as the entertainment mogul welcomed twins with her, but also daughter Chance with Sarah Chapman. Their split also came after she said she just wasn’t happy in the relationship anymore.
She told PEOPLE in 2007, “I’m a Southern girl, and my home life is numero uno. I wasn’t waking up feeling happy. There’s no other way for me to articulate it, other than a feeling. I just wasn’t feeling it, that’s why I had to leave.”
She was mother to his children, Christian Combs, as well as Jessie and D’Lila. She was also mother to Quincy Brown, her son from a relationship with singer Al B. Sure! Diddy adopted Quincy and has raised him over the years as his own. Diddy told Jet in 2008 that Porter was a wonderful mother.
“Kim is an incredible mother to our children,” he said. “We’ve been part of each other’s lives for many years and I have always admired her courage and strength.”