Model and actress Kim Porter was found dead Thursday at her L.A. area home. She was 47.
Law enforcement officials told TMZ, which first reported the news, that they received a call from Porter’s home in Toluca Lake around noon reporting a cardiac arrest.
“Sadly, I can confirm the passing of Kim Porter. I ask that you give the families privacy at this time,” she said in a statement.
Berger did not immediately reply to a request for comment from HuffPost.
The cause of death is still unclear. However, TMZ reported that an anonymous source told the outlet Porter had suffered from flu-like symptoms, and possibly pneumonia, for several weeks.
Born in Columbus, Georgia in 1971, Porter moved to Atlanta in 1988 to pursue a modeling career, ultimately appearing on the covers of Runway and Essence magazines, according to Variety.
Porter also appeared on TV shows like “Law & Order” and “Wicked Wicked Games,” as well as movies including “The Brothers” and “Mama, I Want to Sing.”
She is also well known as the former longtime girlfriend of hip-hop mogul Diddy, whom she dated between 1994 and 2007.
Porter and Diddy had three children together: Christian Combs and twin daughters D’Lila Star and Jessie James.
She also had a son, Quincy, with R&B singer Al B. Sure!, according to Yahoo News.
News of Porter’s death inspired many Twitter tributes.
This is so heartbreaking Lord please give her kids & her whole family strength https://t.co/vJprHqw0ZZ— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) November 15, 2018
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 shit. Chin up puff, Positive vibes only. pic.twitter.com/bck6eDal0M— 50cent (@50cent) November 15, 2018
Totally shocked. Kim Porter has left us. Too young. Nothing but memories of her, my lil bro and I goofing around in the lab with Al B. Heartfelt prayers/condolences to the family especially the kids. Sad.— Tevin Campbell (@tevincampbelll) November 15, 2018
Omg just heard the news of Kim Porter. She was such a gentle spirit & always had kind words. Praying for her family....#RIPKimPorter— LaTavia Roberson (@IamLaTavia) November 15, 2018
My God, Kim Porter?? So devastating. Rest in peace. :-(— Tarana (@TaranaBurke) November 15, 2018
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.