American Billionaire musician (Sean Combs) P Diddy’s ex-lover, Kim Porter, has been found dead at her Los Angeles home.
The model-and-actress – who had sons Christian, 20, and twins Jessie James and D’Lila, 12, with the ‘I’ll Be Missing You’ hitmaker, and 26-year-old Quincy from a previous relationship – had been suffering from “flu-like” symptoms, possibly pneumonia, for weeks when emergency services were called to her house on Thursday.
Kimora Lee Simmons was seen sobbing outside the Los Angeles home of late friend and bridesmaid Kim Porter on Thursday afternoon as she watched a coroner haul her body.
Authorities arrived at Porter’s home around 11.30am after they received a call saying someone at the residence had gone into cardiac arrest.
The model and actress, 47, who dated Diddy for 13 years, reportedly phoned her doctor just yesterday and said she wasn’t feeling any better, another source told the gossip site.
The exact cause of her death has not yet been confirmed.
Simmons and Porter shared a close bond, which can be seen in a throwback tweet Simmons posted from her first wedding to Russell Simmons in 1998.
A smiling Porter is pictured next to Tyra Banks and other bridesmaids of the Kimora: House of Fab reality star at the time.
Diddy’s representative confirmed Porter’s death and asked that the family be given ‘privacy at this time’.
A source close to the pair told People late Thursday: ‘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.’
Porter and Diddy share three children together, twin girls Jessie James and D’Lila, 11, and 20-year-old son Christian.
The model and actress also had a son, Quincy, from her relationship with R&B producer Al B. Sure!.
Porter and Diddy were pictured together just last month as their entire family came out to support the premiere of Quincy’s film The Holiday Calendar.
On Thursday, celebrities took to social media to express their condolences as Missy Elliot wrote on Twitter: ‘This is so heartbreaking. Lord please give her kids & her whole family strength.’
‘R.I.P to Kim Porter, I send my condolences to her friends and family,’ 50 Cent said.