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.