Diddy pays emotional tribute to Kim Porter: "She lived a life full of purpose and meaning"
The rap mogul has been devasted by the death, and his joint statement with Porter's extended family is as emotional as it can get.
Sean "Diddy" Combs attended a private viewing of his late girlfriend, Kim Porter, in Columbus, Georgia, prior to her funeral ceremony on Saturday and paid loving tributes to her life.
Following Porter's death, which was caused by a bout of pneumonia that she was already suffering from, Diddy has been reportedly devasted. The 49-year-old rap mogul was dressed in a fur-trimmed coat over a suit, as he went to the private viewing.
The rapper is set to attend the funeral ceremony, but prior to that at the private ceremony, he paid tribute to his former lover with whom he shares three children -- 11-year-old twin girls Jessie James and D'Lila, and a son Christian, 20.
The rapper was joined by Porter's extended family, including her close friend Kimora Lee Simmons, in issuing a joint statement to pay tribute to the late model.
In the emotional statement, the model has been addressed as "She was a loving mother and devoted friend." The statement continues to state, "Although her time here on earth was far too short, she lived a life full of purpose and meaning."
It further mentioned, "She was the epitome of kindness and grace. There wasn't a person she met who's soul she did not touch. Kim was the type of woman who changed lives for the better. Although we've lost our best friend, God has gained a special angel and we know she is watching over us. She will be forever remembered and missed by so many. As a family, we promise to honor her every day of our lives. We love you always. The Porter, Goodwin and Combs families."
The mourning rapper was also seen lighting candles at the front porch of Cascade Hills Church and was followed by the extended family.
The actress and model, 47, was found dead at her home in Toluca Lake, California, on the morning of November 15.
It is believed that singers Mary J Blige and Faith Evans will also be performing at the ceremony. Porter's death was certainly a shock for Diddy, who was completely smitten when he saw her for the first time. Their whirlwind romance went on and off for almost 13 years, during which Diddy was reportedly kicked out of the house for seeing Jennifer Lopez. However, the couple managed to overlook everything and their love is still an inspiration for many.
Right before the funeral, Diddy had given a glimpse into his state of mind when he re-posted a video from a year back, where the rapper is seen sending out prayers to help him pass through the dark times. He captioned the post: "This is a prayer I said like a year ago. God help us. Love to all." He received immense support from fans who also paid their tribute to the late model. One fan also showed his support for Diddy, saying, "In your time of Sorrow when your head is low, just hold your hand out and he will lead the way, love you, Diddy."