The model and actress, who had three children with the music mogul, died at her home in Toluca Lake, Calif. According to reports, police do not suspect foul play — the 47-year-old had been battling an illness, either the flu or pneumonia (authorities are also looking into a recent trip she took to Africa) — so there will be an autopsy, which will include toxicology tests.
#BREAKING: #LAPD tells @NBCLA, “We do not suspect foul play.” @diddy was “extremely cooperative and understandably upset” when speaking with detectives. 47 yr old #KimPorter, mother of his 3 children, found dead ”in her bed” in her #TolucaLake home. pic.twitter.com/zJzZoWL6sU
— Robert Kovacik (@RobertNBCLA) November 16, 2018
Diddy (real name: Sean Combs) — who has remained extremely close with Porter, co-parenting their children — was seen outside Porter’s home looking “distraught,” and her death has affected many outside her family as well. Rihanna, Jamie Foxx and 50 Cent are among the stars paying tribute — and sending love and support to Diddy:
Rihanna posted several family photos of Porter, whom she described as “beautiful inside and out.”
Foxx was “speechless” about the loss of the “living symbol of love and grace.”
50 Cent wrote that Porter was “loved and will be missed dearly” and said that Diddy “loved her for real, soul mate type s***.”
Teyana Taylor shared this video of Porter singing and looking so happy.
Kimora Lee Simmons, who was seen outside Porter’s home on Thursday, was clearly grieving, posting two words — “f*** this” — on a dark background in her Instagram Stories.
Missy Elliott was thinking of Porter’s four children, also including her 27-year-old son, actor and singer Quincy Brown, from her relationship with Al B. Sure.
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😞🙏🏾 #KimPorter those that know you will always remember your SMILE your LAUGH
& KIND HEART🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/3FjrzWuBjr
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) November 16, 2018
Here were a few more:
The times spent with you and your family over the years will be treasured. Rest in power Kim Porter. My condolences to the Combs and Porter families. pic.twitter.com/rsc7bqyOYS
— Lenny Kravitz (@LennyKravitz) November 16, 2018
I am absolutely wrecked by this news. Kim Porter was amazing human being one of the best moms I’ve ever met. Her disposition was always warm & fun
Just gutted for her children & family & everyone who loved her
Rest In Heaven, Kim
We’ll love up and support your family 💔🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/gBlBfNGOzU
— Holly Robinson Peete🧚🏽♂️ (@hollyrpeete) November 16, 2018
My heart is hurting for @Diddy and his family. In my brief interaction with Kim Porter she was nothing but a bright light. My family and i prayers goes up for her 2 twin daughters and her two sons. #RestInHeaven
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) November 16, 2018
This is awful! Praying so hard for her children and her lover ones!! #RIPKimPorter sending so much love to her babies. My God!
— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) November 15, 2018
Devastated about #KimPorter. She was a true light on this earth. Not just beautiful but truly kind and generous of spirit always. Grace personified. Prayers for her family. 🙏🏾
— Sanaa Lathan (@justsanaa) November 15, 2018
— Ciara (@ciara) November 16, 2018
RIP Kim Porter! My heart breaks for your beautiful children and family. pic.twitter.com/tjvnWuXp3B
— Viola Davis (@violadavis) November 16, 2018
I just heard the sad news about Kim Porter. My condolences to Diddy and Kim's families. Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/JkFfk1lDXN
— Wendy Williams (@WendyWilliams) November 15, 2018
Last time I saw Kim Porter was at a fundraiser for the LadyLike Foundation.. she always supportive in the advancement of females.. she will be missed. #RIP
— Loni Love (@LoniLove) November 16, 2018
Questlove was among many on Twitter who remembered that Jodeci hit “Forever My Lady” was dedicated to Porter. (Al B. Sure was a producer on the album.)
yeah. Kim was pregnant w Quincy (Al B's son) this is horrible. i never even thought of that til now https://t.co/XmbBjCLGU2
— Questlove (In E flat) (@questlove) November 15, 2018
On Thursday, Diddy’s rep confirmed Porter’s death in a statement to Yahoo. While the rapper turned businessman hasn’t spoken out yet, a source told People magazine, “Diddy is devastated and shocked. He and Kim were still very close friends and co-parents even though their romantic relationship didn’t work … they were still a family.”
According to TMZ, Porter had been dealing with an illness and over the past few days had been treated with saline and vitamins. The day before she died, she contacted her doctor complaining she wasn’t feeling any better. She went to bed early on Wednesday night and when someone went to wake her up on Thursday, she did not respond. Paramedics pronounced her dead at her home.
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