Heartbroken Missy Elliott led the celebrity tributes to Kim Porter, shortly after Diddy’s model and actress ex was found dead at home on Nov. 15.
UPDATE 3: Rapper Cardi B, 26, has also sent her condolences to Diddy and his family, after the sudden death of his ex-girlfriend Kim Porter at 47. “My condolence and prayers to the Comb [sic] family. You guys have always supported and showed so much love, not just to me but to so many artist [sic],” she wrote on Instagram. “It breaks my heart you guys are going thru this.” She also said she hopes that God gives strength to the music mogul and their three children. T.I., 38, is also among the many, many showbiz stars who took to social media on Nov. 15 to share their sadness. “We’ll always love you and cherish your beautiful spirit. We were truly blessed to have had you in our lives,” he wrote on Instagram, adding, “With love and respect we’ll remember your smile forever. Rest Easy Queen.”
Other celebs to publicly mourn Kim on social media include T.I.’s wife, singer Tameka “Tiny” Harris, actress Viola Davis, NBA player Dwyane Wade, LaToya Jackson, singers Ciara, Lenny Kravitz, and Janelle Monae. Actresses Keke Palmer and Alyssa Milano also shared their grief.
UPDATE 2: Drake, 32, is also mourning Kim Porter. He shared a photo of the late model on his Instagram page and added the caption, “Sending peace and prayers to my brothers and to the big homie Puff. Love ya’ll and I am so sorry.” Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams also took to Instagram to share her feelings. She wrote, “Speechless… a beautiful mother, friend to many and an amazing loved being has left the world. Rest In Peace Kim. Prayer for her entire family.” Just as well, Rihanna and Nicki Minaj both posted tributes on Instagram as well. Rihanna said, “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,” while Nicki added, “The most heartbreaking news. My condolences to your children, family & friends. Sending love to Puff as well, I can’t even imagine what you must be going through. Gone way too soon. 🙏🏾 Rest In Peace, Queen.”
UPDATE 1: Russell Simmons, 61, posted a lengthy tribute to Kim Porter on Instagram hours after she was found dead at her home on Nov. 15. The music mogul and entrepreneur wrote, “I’m just waking to this. There are no emojis no words but still I will try to speak… My heart is broken, I pray now for Kim’s swift rise to the kingdom, she is free from the trappings of the flesh, she is an angel now.” Referring to her ex Diddy (whose real name is Sean Combs) and their three children together, he added, “So now I can only pray for some comfort and peace for her beautiful children and for Sean… I pray for all of her extended family here on earth. I have loved this women for almost 30 years she was an angel and a queen.”
ORIGINAL: Missy Elliott, 47, was left heartbroken on Nov. 15 after news broke that Kim Porter was found dead at her Los Angeles home. The model, who was Diddy’s ex-girlfriend and the mother of three of his children, was the same age as the “Work It” singer, who tweeted, “This is so heartbreaking. Lord please give her kids & her whole family strength.”
But Missy wasn’t the only celeb to pay tribute to the mom who left behind four children – sons Quincy, 27, and Christian, 20, and twin 11-year-old daughters Jessie and D’Lila. Fellow rapper 50 Cent, 43, posted a photo of the former couple on his Instagram page, adding the caption, “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 s***. Chin up Puff, Positive vibes only.”
Questlove, 47, also tweeted his condolences and shock, writing, “Yo man… heart goes out to the family.” Rapper Mase, 41, who was a star of Diddy’s Bad Boy Records at the time Kim started dating the music mogul, wrote on Instagram, “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.”
R&B singer Tevin Campbell, 42, tweeted, “Totally shocked. Kim Porter has left us. Too young. Nothing but memories of her, my lil bro and I goofing around in the lab with Al B. Heartfelt prayers/condolences to the family especially the kids. Sad.” The “Al B.” that Tevin referred to is Al B. Sure, the 50-year-old crooner who fathered Kim’s oldest child, Quincy.
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
Actress Sanaa Lathan, 47, shared her feelings on Twitter too, writing, “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.” Talk show host Wendy Williams, 53, also shared her condolences, tweeting, “I just heard the sad news about Kim Porter. My condolences to Diddy and Kim’s families. Rest In Peace.”
Meanwhile actress Gabrielle Union, 46, expressed the feelings of many, celebs and fans alike by tweeting, “This is awful! Praying so hard for her children and her lover [sic] ones!! #RIPKimPorter sending so much love to her babies. My God!”
“On the morning of Nov. 15, Kimberly Antwinette Porter (DOB: 12/15/70) was discovered unresponsive in her home located in the 10300 block of Woodbridge Street in Toluca Lake,” the County of Los Angeles Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner said in a Nov. 15 statement. “Authorities were called and Porter was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:40 a.m. At this time, an autopsy is pending and a cause of death has not been determined.”