Kim Porter, the very serious ex-girlfriend of Diddy and the mother of three of the rapper's kids, was found dead at her home in Los Angeles on Thursday.
She was 47 years old.
According to various outlets, Porter had been suffering from pneumonia is recent weeks, but her exact cause of death is unknown at this time.
And we do not want to speculate.
Per TMZ, the police received a call to Porter's Toluca Lake resident around noon today. The patient was described as being in cardiac arrest at the time of this call.
Also per TMZ, Porter had contacted her doctor on Wednesday because she was feeling ill, but we again wish to stress:
We do not know the cause of her death at this time.
Porter worked off and on as an actress and a model.
She and Diddy started dating in 1994 and went through many ups and downs over the course of approximately 13 years, splitting for good in 2007.
The former couple remained in each other's lives, however, because they share three children together:
Twin daughters who were born in 2006, Jessie James and D'Lila; along with a son named Christian, who was born in 1998.
Porter was also mother to a son named Quincy from a previous relationship.
Said rep Cindi Berger to TMZ shortly after the website learned Porter had passed away:
"Sadly, I can confirm the passing of Kim Porter. I ask that you give the families privacy at this time."
Diddy has not yet responded to a request for comment, but we cannot imagine what he must be going through right now.
Porter had only just shared a photo of Diddy and their kids (below) on her Instagram page, simply writing "LOVE" as the caption.
It's clear the exes remained close long after their break-up.
In honor of the musician's birthday on November 4, she also posted a close-up of Diddy and wrote online:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY @diddy on this day a GENIUS was born ,may you continue to be the Driving Force of ENERGY that GOD created you to be !!
Thank you for giving me the best gifts of life our CHILDREN.
As word of Porter's passing makes it way around the Internet, meanwhile, many social media users continue to post notes of sorrow and shock.
"This is awful! Praying so hard for her children and her lover ones!! #RIPKimPorter sending so much love to her babies. My God!" wrote Gabrielle Union, for example.
And rapper Mase took to Instagram, posted a beautiful photo of Kim and captioned it as follows:
“Can’t Believe Someone So Special and Contributed So Much… IM SPEECHLESS you were one of the first to believe in me as artist and believer."
"YOU EVEN VISITED ME IN CHURCH."
And then there was this from singer Tevin Campbell:
"Totally shocked. Kim Porter has left us. Too young.... Heartfelt prayers/condolences to the family especially the kids. Sad."
An autopsy to determine the cause of death will soon be conducted, Page Six reports.
May Kim Porter rest in peace.