, the model who dated Puff Daddy
for 10+ years, was found dead today at her L.A. area home.
Law enforcement tell us they got a call to Porter's Toluca Lake home around noon. Police are still on the scene right now.
According to emergency dispatch audio the call came in as a patient in cardiac arrest.
A rep tells us she'd been suffering flu-like symptoms, and maybe pneumonia, for several weeks, but it's the rest is unclear.
Puff Daddy Diddy & Kim's relationship ended more than a decade ago after breakups and makeups. The two dated in 1994 + broke up, for the last time, in 2007.
They have 3 children together -- twin girls Jessie James
were born in 2006, and she had their son, Christian Combs
, in 1998. She also has a son, Quincy
, from her previous relationship with Al B. Sure!
The whole family was last together, in public, supporting Quincy at last month's premiere for his movie, "The Holiday Calendar."
Kim worked as both a model and an actress, and she made appearances on Diddy's show, "I Want to Work for Diddy."
Diddy's rep Cindi Berger tells us, "Sadly, I can confirm the passing of Kim Porter. I ask that you give the families privacy at this time."
Kim was 47.