Kim Porter, Diddy’s former girlfriend and mother of three of his children, died Thursday. She was 47.
“Sadly, I can confirm the passing of Kim Porter,” her rep said in a statement to Entertainment Tonight. “I ask that you give the families privacy at this time.”
Porter was found dead at her home in Toluca Lake, California around noon after police responded to a 911 call. The cause of death has not yet been revealed. TMZ quotes a source as saying Porter had been suffering with flu-like symptoms for several weeks.
Diddy’s network, Revolt TV, tweeted, “Rest in LOVE to Kim Porter— model, actress, mother of 4, and former longtime partner to Diddy. She was found dead in her home this morning. She was 47 years old. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family & friends.”
Missy Elliott offered her condolences, tweeting, “This is so heartbreaking. Lord please give her kids & her whole family strength.”
50 Cent also tweeted, “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. Chin up puff, Positive vibes only.”
Porter and Diddy started dating in 1994. Their relationship continued on and off for 13 years before ending in 2007. They had three children together: twin daughters Jessie James and D’Lila, 11, and son Christian, 20.
Porter also has a 27-year-old son, Quincy, from her former marriage to Al B. Sure!