Kim Porter, who was mother to three of Diddy’s children, has died aged 47.
The LA County coroner confirmed the news, saying she “was discovered unresponsive in her home” and pronounced dead at the scene on Thursday 15 November.
They added: “At this time, an autopsy is pending and a cause of death has not been determined.”
However, according to TMZ reports state that authorities responded to a 911 call of a “patient in cardiac arrest.”
“Sadly, I can confirm the passing of Kim Porter. I ask that you give the families privacy at this time,” her representative, Cindi Berger confirmed.
Celebrities including Rihanna, 50 Cent and Missy Elliott have been paying tribute to her on social media.
The model and actress dated the American rapper on and off from 1994 to 2007 and they had three children together: twins Jessie James and D’Lila, 11, and son Christian, 20.
She also had a 27-year-old son, Quincy, from a previous marriage.
Rihanna said: “We lost a real one today, beautiful inside and out. So many will be affected by this, some won’t even know why…but the whole world was graced by the vibrance in your spirit.”
Kim Porter posted a picture a few days ago on Instagram of Diddy, real name Sean Combs, with his family and the caption “Love”.
Other celebrities posting about her include Viola Davis and Kevin Hart.
Just a few days ago, Kim posted a birthday message to Diddy, saying: “May you continue to be the Driving Force of ENERGY that GOD created you to be !! Thank you for giving me the best gifts of life – our children.”
“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,” Missy Elliot posted on her Instagram account.
Oscar-winning actress Viola Davis tweeted: “RIP Kim Porter! My heart breaks for your beautiful children and family”.
Comedian Kevin Hart posted a picture of Porter on Instagram with a caption that read: “RIP Kim….Your were a beautiful person inside and out. My prayers go out to the entire family.”
Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and loved ones dealing with the heavy loss they have just experienced. RIP Kim!