The L.A. County coroner confirmed that she was found unresponsive in her home and pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy has yet to reveal the cause of death.
Porter dated Diddy off and on from 1994 until 2007 and had three children with him. She also had one son from a previous marriage.
A number of celebrities have paid tribute to Porter on social media, including Rihanna, Missy Elliott and Drake.
See those and other tributes down below.
this is heavy. heartbroken about this man. 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. My deepest condolences to the ones that were blessed enough to know, meet, and love her! Such a special soul man! This don't even feel real! May God comfort and protect her children and loved ones! RIP @ladykp
My heart aches for Kim Porters children😥 Dear Lord give them strength to lean on each other😥😞 Kim loved her kids with all her might... She was so PROUD of them & they LOVE their mother so much😞Prayers for Justin also she was like a 2nd mom to him & prayers for @diddy & @officialalbsure during this difficult time... for those that know you Kim will always remember your SMILE & LAUGH & KIND HEART🙏🏾💔
There is no words that can describe this pain of loosing you Kim. You were truly a big sister to me as we were in recent conversations about you helping me get my daughter Cacie into modeling with your guidance, love, protection and resources. @Diddy there are no words that can comfort you and your beautiful children enough right now but just know that I am here regardless of whom or what. Prayers up. 🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿
Kim meant so much to so many , but to me and @Wondaland she was the woman who single handedly changed our lives . When I moved to ATL , I was passionate about being an artist but had not gained much exposure . If it had not been for you and the Three Brown Girls (Your company w/ Nicole Johnson & Eboni Elektra) belief in me & inviting me out to do your open mic night "Lip Service" at Justin's restaurant, my career would have been on another path . You lovingly connected me with two key players that helped move my career forward , @bigboi & @diddy . I am forever indebted to you . When the headlines talk about you I pray they talk about the platform your company gave new and up and coming artists in Atlanta . YOU WERE A CONNECTOR . You were a champion of women in the industry . YOU WERE A BOSS moving through this life with so much style and grace . I am happy we got to hug and talk at Puff's party but man do I wish I could have told you one more time how much I love you . I am heartbroken . You were light . You were supportive . You were stunning . You were kind ALWAYS . You were creative . You were as real as they came . You were an incredible mother . You were rare . I'll forever miss you my Sagittarius sister . I am praying so hard for you @diddy , all of the kids , @ebonielektra , @coreygamble , @officialalbsure , and the entire family . I love y'all so much . Your spirit lives forever @ladykp . Forever our lady . Your bday party 2007 . #kimporter