Hip-Hop Mourns The Tragic Loss Of Diddy's Longtime Love, Kim Porter

Kim Porter and Sean "P. Diddy" Combs (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

Hip-Hop Mourns The Tragic Loss Of Diddy's Longtime Love, Kim Porter

The actress, model and mother of four died at age 47.

Published November 15, 2018

This past Thursday (Nov. 15) it was reported that Kim Porter, former actress/model and mother of four, passed away. The 47-year-old was found dead in her Los Angeles home, and initial reports have stated her death could be linked to complications with pneumonia, but currently, nothing is confirmed. Porter and Bad Boy mogul Diddy dated on-and-off for 13 years, from 1994 until 2007. 

The former couple had three children together: Christian, D'Lila and Jessie James, while she also has an older son, Quincy, from a previous relationship with R&B crooner Al B Sure. Sources have also reported that Porter was the "love of [Diddy's] life and his very best friend."

We send our deepest condolences and sincerest prayers to their families during this tragic time. Below, many of Diddy and Kim's closest friends in the music industry shared their sentiments on Kim's sudden passing.

  1. The Game
  2. Ludacris
  3. 50 Cent
  4. Mase
  5. Keke Palmer
  6. Teyana Taylor
  7. Missy Elliott
  8. Tevin Campbell
  9. Nas
  10. Ebro Darden
  11. Russell Simmons
  12. Sevyn
  13. Drake
  14. Doug E. Fresh
  15. Bow Wow
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  16. Fabolous
  17. Kandi Burruss
  18. Nicki Minaj
  19. Tiny Harris
  20. Rihanna
  21. Busta Rhymes
  22. Usher
  23. Janelle Monae
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    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

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Written by Mya Abraham

(Photo: Johnny Nunez/WireImage)


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