Kim and Diddy were together on and off for 13 years

Model and actress Kim Porter has been found dead at the age of 47.

The star dated rapper Diddy, real name Sean Combs for 13 years and they have three children together.

Her death was confirmed to TMZ by Diddy's rep.

Cindi Berger told the site: "Sadly, I can confirm the passing of Kim Porter. I ask that you give the families privacy at this time."

Law enforcement sources told the site they'd been called to Kim's Toluca Lake home at around noon today.

According to emergency dispatch audio, the call came in as she had suffered a cardiac arrest.

Sources close to Kim said she'd been suffering from flu-like symptoms and possible pneumonia for several weeks, but that it was still unclear exactly what had caused her death.

Another source said that Kim had contacted her doctor just yesterday to complain that she wasn't feeling any better.

LAPD spokesperson Jeff Lee told USA TODAY: "Homicide detectives are at the scene of 10300 of Woodridge, conducting a death investigation of a female to determine if there is any foul play involved."

They eventually ruled out any foul play.

She has four children Photo: Getty

According to NBC, Kim was found dead in her bed.

Kim and Diddy were together for 13 years after they started dating in 1994.

They had several break ups and make ups before splitting for the final time in 2007.

They had three children together, twin girls Jessie James and D'Lila, born in 2006, and son Christian Combs, born in 1998.

Kim was also mum to Quincy, from her previous relationship with Al B. Sure!

She had been married to the producer and recording artist - real name Albert Brown - from 1989 to 1990.

Kim worked as both a model and an actress and made appearances on Diddy's show, I Want to Work for Diddy.

Kim appeared in TV shows Single Ladies and Wicked Wicked Games as well as movies Mama I Want To Sing and The Brothers.

The family had last been together just last month as they supported Quincy at the premiere of his new movie The Holiday Calendar.

They all posed together for a picture on October 30, in front of a giant poster of the movie.

The family at Quincy's premiere Photo: Getty

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