Model and actress Kim Porter, a former longtime girlfriend to rap mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs and mother to three of his children has died aged 47.
Figures in the hip hop community have been paying tribute and offering condolences after a spokesperson for Diddy confirmed the death on Thursday.
No further details about the death were given.
Rapper Missy Elliot was among those paying tribute on Twitter, saying her “heart just aches so much 4 her children”.
She wrote: “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.”
50 Cent wrote: “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 type s***. Chin up puff, Positive vibes only.”
Diddy, 49, was with Porter on-and-off from 1994 until they split for good in 2007