Kim Porter, Diddy’s for­mer long­time girl­friend, dies at 47

Antelope Valley Press (Sunday) - - Weather Obituaries -

LOS AN­GE­LES (AP) — Kim Porter, Diddy’s for­mer long­time girl­friend and the mother of three of his chil­dren, has died at age 47, au­thor­i­ties said.

Porter was found un­re­spon­sive Thurs­day at her Los An­ge­les home, where paramedics pro­nounced her dead. The cause was not im­me­di­ately clear, and an au­topsy will be per­formed, the LA County coro­ner’s of­fice said.

Sean “Diddy” Combs and Porter, a for­mer model and oc­ca­sional ac­tress from Ge­or­gia, were a cou­ple on-and-off from 1994 un­til they split for good in 2007.

Their chil­dren are a 20-year-old son, Chris­tian, and 11-year-old twin daugh­ters, D’lila Star and Jessie James. Combs also has three other chil­dren from other re­la­tion­ships.

Porter also has a 27-year-old son who was largely raised with Diddy, Quincy Brown, from a pre­vi­ous re­la­tion­ship with singer Al B. Sure. Brown, an ac­tor, ap­pears on the Fox series “Star” and has had a hand­ful of other TV and film roles.

Porter ap­peared on the TV series “Wicked Wicked Games” in 2006 and 2007 and in the film “Mama I Want to Sing” in 2011.

Many in the hiphop com­mu­nity were mourn­ing her and of­fer­ing con­do­lences.

Missy El­liott called her death “so heart­break­ing,” tweet­ing, “Lord please give her kids & her whole fam­ily strength.”

50 Cent tweeted that Porter “was loved and will be missed dearly. I know Puff is hit up right now. He loved her for real.”

In 2002, dur­ing one of their breakups, Porter took Combs to court to com­pel him to pay more child sup­port in what ap­peared might be­come an ac­ri­mo­nious le­gal fight, but the two re­united and had the twins in 2006.

They broke up per­ma­nently about six months af­ter the girls were born. Porter said in a state­ment at the time that the de­ci­sion was hers.

“I made a de­ci­sion that was in the best in­ter­est of my­self, Sean and our fam­ily, Porter said. “I wish him pros­per­ity, health and hap­pi­ness in life and in love. We will re­main friends and com­mit­ted par­ents to our chil­dren.”

As­so­ci­ated Press

— Sean “Diddy” Combs di­rects pho­tog­ra­phers as they sing “Happy Birth­day” to him as his date Kim Porter, left, lis­tens, af­ter Combs ar­rived for his 35th birth­day cel­e­bra­tion on Wall Street in New York in 2004. Porter, Diddy’s for­mer long­time girl­friend, died Thurs­day at age 47.

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