Model and actress, Kim Porter, who shares three children with musician and entrepreneur Sean “Diddy” Combs, has died at 47.
Diddy is an award-winning American rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, record producer, and entrepreneur recently featured on Forbes as the second richest hip-hop artist in the world.
Porter’s death was confirmed in a statement by Diddy’s team.
It read: “Sadly, I can confirm the passing of Kim Porter. I ask that you give the family’s privacy at this time.”
Porter was found dead in her Toluca Lake home on Thursday morning, the Los Angeles County medical examiner’s office said in a statement. No information about the cause of her death was released.
Reacting to the death, Diddy took to his Instagram page @diddy, “God protect me from anything that wasn’t sent by you”.
Diddy had an on-and-off relationship with Porter, which lasted from 1994 to July 2007. They had twin daughters and a son together. Porter also had a son from a previous relationship.
In 1998, they welcomed their first child together — a son named Christian Casey Combs. Nine years later, Porter gave birth to twin girls, D’Lila Star and Jessie James Combs.
Porter and Diddy were able to patch up their relationship and remained close for the sake of their children.