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Kim Porter, former model and Diddy’s ex-girlfriend, dies at age 47

Kim Porter, former model and Diddy’s ex-girlfriend, dies at age 47

A Los Angeles Public Information Officer tells ET that North Hollywood police officers responded to a death investigation call at a Toluca Lake, California, residence. "I ask that you give the families privacy at this time", Diddy's rep tells the publication.

Aside from her work as a model and actress, Porter was known mostly for dating entertainment mogul Diddy, off and on, for 13 years, beginning in 1994 and officially ending in 2007. According to TMZ, the model died on Thursday.

Kimberly Porter was born in Columbus, Georgia and moved to Atlanta to peruse modeling after high school.

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They had three children together - twin girls, Jessie James and D'Lila were born in 2006, and she had their son, Christian Combs, in 1998, according to TMZ. She later dived into acting with respectable roles on shows like Law & Order and Wicked Wicked as well as films like Games, The Brothers and Mama, I Want to Sing. Porter also had a son, Quincy, from her previous relationship with Al B. Sure!, whom Combs has treated as his own.

Tributes began to pour in from the entertainment world, with many sending their prayers for her children.