The model and actress was found dead at her home in Toluca Lake, near Los Angeles, on Thursday, November 15, with reports suggesting she had suffered a cardiac arrest after battling an illness.
Porter dated the hip-hop mogul on and off for 13 years from 1994 to 2007 and was the mother to three of his children. He has yet to comment on her death but other celebrities have expressed their sorrow over the news online.
"R.I.P to Kim Porter, I send my condolences to her friends and family," 50 Cent tweeted. "She was loved and will be missed dearly. I know Puff is hit right now, he loved her for real, soul mate type s**t. Chin up puff, Positive vibes only."
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
Missy Elliot shared the news article and wrote, "This is so heartbreaking... Lord please give her kids & her whole family strength" complete with crying and praying emojis.
This is so heartbreaking😥 Lord please give her kids & her whole family strength 😥🙏🏾https://t.co/vJprHqw0ZZ— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) November 15, 2018
She then posted a picture of Kim with her children and added, "My heart just aches so much 4 her children. She Loved them dearly she was proud of her kids & they Loved their mother so much (love) & Prayers for @Diddy during such a difficult time #KimPorter those that know you will always remember your SMILE your LAUGH & KIND HEART."
My heart just aches so much 4 her children😥😞She Loved them dearly she was proud of her kids & they Loved their mother so much❤️ & Prayers for @Diddy during such a difficult time😞🙏🏾 #KimPorter those that know you will always remember your SMILE your LAUGH— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) November 16, 2018
& KIND HEART🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/3FjrzWuBjr
Actor Kevin shared a picture of Kim on Instagram and posted in the caption, "RIP Kim....Your were a beautiful person inside and out. My prayers go out to the entire family. @diddy you & your family are loved by so many...You are God's child and he will see u and ur entire family thru this. Stay strong man....Nothing but love for u (sic)."
Actress Gabrielle Union tweeted, "This is awful! Praying so hard for her children and her lover ones!! #RIPKimPorter sending so much love to her babies. My God!"
This is awful! Praying so hard for her children and her lover ones!! #RIPKimPorter sending so much love to her babies. My God!— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) November 15, 2018
Devastated about #KimPorter. She was a true light on this earth. Not just beautiful but truly kind and generous of spirit always. Grace personified. Prayers for her family. 🙏🏾— Sanaa Lathan (@justsanaa) November 15, 2018
Yo man.... heart goes out to the family https://t.co/XXsO3W7Cag— Questlove (In E flat) (@questlove) November 15, 2018
I just heard the sad news about Kim Porter. My condolences to Diddy and Kim's families. Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/JkFfk1lDXN— Wendy Williams (@WendyWilliams) November 15, 2018
According to TMZ.com, Porter went to bed early on Wednesday night and wasn't feeling well and was found unresponsive when family members went to wake her Thursday. She was pronounced dead at home.
She was being treated for either the flu or pneumonia at the time and authorities are going to look into a recent trip she took to Africa. The coroner will perform an autopsy and perform toxicology tests to determine her cause of death.