Early Life & EducationKim Porter was born and raised in Columbus, Georgia. She was the daughter of the late Sarah Porter, who was the owner of Royal Cafe, one of the oldest soul food restaurants in Columbus. Porter graduated from Columbus High School in 1988.  
CareerAfter graduating from Columbus High School in 1988, Porter moved to Atlanta to pursue a modeling career, appearing on the covers of Runway and Essence magazines. She appeared on television shows including “Law & Order” and “Wicked Wicked Games,” and also had roles in the films “The Brothers” and “Mama, I Want to Sing!"   
Personal LifeKim Porter and Diddy had three children together. Christian Combs was born in 1998, followed by twin girls Jessie James and D’Lila. Porter also has a son, Quincy Brown (named after her personal mentor, Quincy Jones), from a previous relationship with producer Al B. Sure!.  
Diddy and Porter began dating in 1994 and were on and off until their final breakup in 2007. 
TMZ, which first reported the news, said Porter went into cardiac arrest on Thursday at noon after suffering from pneumonia for several weeks, though her official cause of death has not yet been revealed.   
Diddy's publicist, Cyndi Berger later put out statement confirming the death of Kim Porter. "Sadly, I can confirm the passing of Kim Porter. I ask that you give the families privacy at this time," Berger said in a statement.