Kim Porter, former girlfriend of American rapper Sean Combs, popularly known as Diddy, has been found dead.

Although the cause of her death is still a mystery, she was mother to three of the rapper's children and was aged 47 at the time of her death.

Kim Porter dated Diddy from 1994 till 2007.

News of her death was announced by TMZ Magazine on Thursday night.

Celebrities around the world have taken to social media account to pay tribute to her.

Reacting to the news, Nigerian singer Tiwa Savage, wrote on Instagram: “You just don’t know the hour the Lord will call you back. RIP. May God protect your babies".

In a post on Instagram, American singer, Rihanna, wrote: “This is heavy, heartbroken about this man. We lost a real one today; beautiful inside and out. So many will be affected by this, some won’t even know why...but the whole world was graced by the vibrance in your spirit. My deepest condolences to the ones that were blessed enough to know, meet, and love her! Such a special soul man! This don’t even feel real! May God comfort and protect her children and loved ones! RIP @ladykp”.

A tweet by Missy Elliot read: "My heart just aches so much for her children. She loved them dearly; she was proud of her kids and 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 and KIND HEART.”

America comedian Kevin Hart described her as a “beautiful person inside and out".

“RIP Kim... You 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 you and your entire family through this. Stay strong man....Nothing but love for u,” his post read.

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