Diddy attends ex Kim Porter’s funeral: ‘Her spirit lives on with us forever’

Saying goodbye. Kim Porter was laid to rest at an emotional funeral in Georgia on Saturday, November 24.

The model, who was found dead in her Los Angeles apartment at age 47 on November 15, was remembered with a service at Cascades Hills Church in Columbus, Georgia, according to TMZ.

The website reports that her ex Diddy had hoped to deliver a eulogy at the service, during which Porter was buried next to her late mother, Sarah Lee Porter, who passed away in 2014, in Evergreen Memorial Park.

TMZ also reported that 1,200 to 1,500 mourners were expected to attend the service.

The Four star, 49, who dated Kim from 1994 to 2007 and shared son Christian, 20, and twin daughters Jessie James and D’Lila, 11, with the actress, paid tribute to her ahead of the funeral.

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 30: attends 'The Holiday Calendar' Special Screening Los Angeles at NETFLIX Icon Building on October 30, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Netflix)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 06: Kim Porter is seen on September 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Hollywood To You/Star Max/GC Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 21: Kim Porter attends ICON Talks And Motion Picture Association Of America Host Black Male Excellence at SLS Hotel on June 21, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 19: Kim Porter is seen on June 19, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Hollywood To You/Star Max/GC Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 02: (L-R) D'Lila Star Combs, Kim Porter and Jessie James Combs attend the Ladylike Foundation's 2018 Annual Women Of Excellence Scholarship Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 2, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 16: Actress / Model Kim Porter attends Kenny 'The Jet' Smith's annual All-Star bash presented By JBL at Paramount Studios on February 16, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 08: Christian Combs and Kim Porter attend Tom Ford Women's Fall/Winter 2018 fashion show during New York Fashion Week at Park Avenue Armory on February 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/WireImage)
MILAN, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 24: Christian Combs and Kim Porter attend Dolce & Gabbana Queen Of Hearts Party show during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018 at on September 24, 2017 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images for Dolce & Gabbana)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Kim Porter (L) attends Mark Pitts & Bystorm Ent. 7th Annual Post BET Awards Party hosted by DJ Khaled on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for JRose Agency )
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 21: Kim Porter arrives at the Los Angeles Premiere Of 'Can't Stop Won't Stop' at Writers Guild of America, West on June 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
MILAN, ITALY - JUNE 17: Kim Porter attends the Dolce & Gabbana show during Milan Men's Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018 on June 17, 2017 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 27: Model Kim Porter and Christian Casey Combs attend the 'Can't Stop, Won't Stop: The Bad Boy Story' Premiere at Beacon Theatre on April 27, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 16: Kim Porter attends Fusion's All Def Roast: The Smoked Out Roast of Snoop Dogg at Avalon Hollywood on November 16, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 10: Nicole Porter (C) and daughters Jessie and D'Lila Combs attend the premiere of Amazon Studios' 'An American Girl Story - Melody 1963: Love Has To Win' at Pacific Theatres at The Grove on October 10, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 10: (L-R) Actor Anthony Anderson, Jessie Combs, actress Kim Porter, and D'Lila Combs attend the after party for the premiere screening of Amazon Original Special 'An American Girl Story - Melody 1963: Love Has To Win' at Pacific Theatres at The Grove on October 10, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 28: Model Kim Porter attends the opening of the Alexandra Von Furstenberg Los Angeles flagship store on April 28, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Alexandra Von Furstenberg )
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 15: Model Kim Porter attends a fundraising event supporting the Sanaa Lathan Foundation at Beso on March 15, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 22: (L-R) Model Kim Porter and recording artist Sean 'Diddy' Combs attend Sean 'Diddy' Combs Exclusive Birthday Celebration Presented By CIROC Vodka on November 22, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 05: Kim Porter attends the United Against Ebola Benefit at Landmark on the Park on December 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/FilmMagic)
ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 29: (L-R) Kim Porter, Quincy Brown, Eboni Elektra, Antonia 'Toya' Wright and Nicole Cooke-Johnson attend Reginae's 'All White' Sweet 16 birthday party at Summerour Studio on November 29, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Prince Williams/FilmMagic)
ATLANTA, GA - JULY 15: Kim Porter attends the after party for the On The Run Tour at Prive on July 15, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Prince Williams/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 12: Kim Porter attends Victoria's Secret SWIM 2013 Party hosted by Victoria's Secret angels Alessandra Ambrosio, Candice Swanepoel, and Karlie Kloss at a private residence on March 12, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 11: Actress Kim Porter attends the Estelle All Of Me Foundation Grammy Lounge at The Residences At W Hollywood sponsored By Monster Products, Viviscal, Empire CLS & Wonderful Pistachios at The Residences At W Hollywood on February 11, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 09: Kim Porter arrives at the (Belvedere) RED Pre-Grammys Party with Mary J Blige held at Avalon on February 9, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images For (Belvedere) RED)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - DECEMBER 31: Kim Porter and NeNe Leakes attend a Private Residence on December 31, 2011 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Ciroc Vodka)
©2010 RAMEY PHOTO St. Barth, December 30, 2010 Kim Porter with her kids, son Christian, and twins D'Lila and Jessie, out doing some shopping. SL2010 (Photo by Philip Ramey/Corbis via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 09: Actress Kim Porter attends 'An Evening Affair' presented by Night Vision at a private residence on October 9, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Night Vision)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 04: Kim Porter arrives at the White Party hosted by Sean 'Diddy' Combs and Ashton Kutcher to help raise awareness for Malaria No More held at a Private Residence on July 4, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Chris Weeks/Getty Images/Getty Images for Blueflame)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 26: Actress/model Kim Porter and rapper/actor Diddy (C), photographer Cheryl Fox and children attend the opening night for 'The Rock N Roll Of Hip Hop' Photo Exhibit at The Celebrity Vault on June 26, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Dr. Billy Ingram/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 26: Kim Porter and Sean 'Diddy' Combs arrive at ''The Rock N Roll of Hip Hop'' party held at The Celebrity Vault on June 26, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
MALIBU, CA - APRIL 21: Model Kim Porter attends the Malibu Lumber Yard grand opening held at the Malibu Lumber Yard on April 21, 2009 in Malibu, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 23: Model Kim Porter arrives on the red carpet as Lisa Raye Celebrates her Birthday with Benefit for Hurricane Ike Victims at The Area, September 23, 2008 West Hollywood, California (Photo by Dr. Billy Ingram/FilmMagic)
Sean Diddy Combs poses with his girlfriend, model Kim Porter and their children as Combs receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood. Children shown (L-R) Combs and Porter's son Christian, Porter's son Quincy Jones Brown Jr., Combs and Porter's twin daughters D'Lila Star Combs and Jessie James Combs and Combs and Porter's son Justin Dior Combs. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
CENTURY CITY, CA. - JANUARY 12: Kim Porter and daughter attend the Boom Boom Room Gifting Wonderland at the Century Plaza Hotel on January 12, 2008 in Century City California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/Wireimage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 23: Kim Porter arrives at 'LisaRaye's Studio 40' Birthday Bash on September 23, 2007 at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Maury Phillips/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 23: Kim Porter arrives at 'LisaRaye's Studio 40' Birthday Bash on September 23, 2007 at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Maury Phillips/WireImage)
EAST HAMPTON, NY - SEPTEMBER 02: Host Sean 'Diddy' Combs and Kim Porter with their twin daughters D'Lila Star Combs and Jessie James Combs pictured at 'The Real White Party' presented by Sean 'Diddy' Combs at the Combs' East Hampton estate on September 2, 2007 in East Hampton, New York. (Photo by Mat Szwajkos/CP/Getty Images for CP)
EAST HAMPTON, NY - SEPTEMBER 02: Kim Porter attends 'The Real White Party' presented by Sean 'Diddy' Combs at the Combs' East Hampton estate on September 2, 2007 in East Hampton, New York. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/CP/Getty Images for CP)
NEW YORK - JUNE 07: Model Kim Porter attends Kanye West's 30th Birthday Party at the Louis Vuitton Store June 07, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - JANUARY 22: (ITALY OUT, NY DAILY NEWS OUT, NY NEWSDAY OUT) Kim Porter and Sean Combs leave a midtown restaurant on January 22, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Arnaldo Magnani/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 28: (ITALY OUT; NEWSDAY, NY DAILY NEWS OUT) Kim Porter leaves Nellos restaurant November 28, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Arnaldo Magnani/Getty Images)
Sean 'Diddy Combs and Kim Porter during Sean 'Diddy' Combs Shoots a Campaign for New Sean John Fragrance with Kim Porter in Monaco - August 5, 2006. (Photo by Stuart Morton/WireImage)
Kim Porter and Sean 'Diddy' Combs during Sean 'Diddy' Combs Arrives in South of France - July 30, 2006 in Nice, France. (Photo by Stuart Morton/WireImage)
Kim Porter and Sean P Diddy Combs (Photo by Foc Kan/WireImage for MAC International)
Kim Porter (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
Sean Combs (right) and Kim Porter during 2006 BET Awards - Press Room at The Shrine in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jason Merritt/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - SEPTEMBER 16: Kim Porter and Sean Combs attend 'Fashion For Relief' Sponsored by M.A.C Cosmetics at The Tent at Bryant Park on September 16, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Joe Schildhorn/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - AUGUST 27: Sean 'Diddy' Combs and Kim Porter attend Sean John, Sprint and Samsung Celebrate the Launch of the Sean John Elite Footwear Collection at Setai Hotel on August 27, 2005. (Photo by Chance Yeh/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Kim Porter and Sean 'Diddy' Combs during 2005 MTV VMA - Diddy Hosts 'The One And Only Official After Party' at Space in Miami, Florida, United States. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/FilmMagic)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - AUGUST 26: Rapper/producer Diddy and Kim Porter arrive at Mansion Nightclub for a party hosted by Diddy August 26, 2005 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)
Kim Porter and Vivica A. Fox during Philanthropic Arts Foundation's Sixth Annual 'Art For Life' Benefit - Inside at Private East Hampton Estate of Russell and Kimora Lee Simmons in East Hampton, New York, United States. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs, Kim Porter and son Christian Combs (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
P Diddy and his girlfriend Kim Porter arrive. (Photo by Ian West - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
Kim Porter and Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs during 2005 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Mortons in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
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“Today we lay to rest our ANGEL,” he wrote on Instagram. “Her spirit lives on with us FOREVER!!! We thank you all for your prayers and support. You have no idea how much it means to us. We thank GOD for all of you. #KimPorter”

A source told Us Weekly that the musician was “inconsolable” as he mourned his ex. “Kim’s passing has turned his life upside down.”

The insider added, “Kim and Diddy didn’t always see eye-to-eye on things, but their love for their children and the deep respect they had for each other trumped any issue they had,” the source added. “They were on very good terms in recent years. She was a ‘ride or die’ and very loyal to Diddy.”

The “I’ll Be Missing You” singer shared an emotional post about Kim on Instagram on November 18. “For the last three days I’ve been trying to wake up out of this nightmare,” he captioned a video of the former pair together accompanied by SWV’s “When U Cry.” “But I haven’t. I don’t know what I’m going to do without you baby. I miss you so much. Today I’m going to pay tribute to you, I’m going to try and find the words to explain our unexplainable relationship. We were more than best friends, we were more than soulmates. We were some other S–T!! And I miss you so much. Super Black Love”

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LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 02: Model Cassie Ventura (L) and Sean 'Puff Daddy' Combs pose ringside at 'Mayweather VS Pacquiao' presented by SHOWTIME PPV And HBO PPV at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for SHOWTIME)
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 10: Entrepreneur and philanthropist Sean 'Diddy' Combs reacts after delivering the commencement speech at Howard University's 146th commencement exercises on May 10, 2014 in Washington, D.C. Also honored at the convocation were CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer, Chairman and CEO of PespiCo Indra K. Nooyi, professor of surgery Dr. Clive Callender, and jazz legend Benny Golson. (Photo by Allison Shelley/Getty Images for DKC)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 01: Rapper Sean 'Diddy' Combs speaks onstage during the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on May 1, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. iHeartRadio Music Awards are being broadcast live on NBC. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Clear Channel)
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LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 20: Recording artist Sean 'Diddy' Combs introduces a performance by Robin Thicke during the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 20, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Clear Channel)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 20: Sean 'Diddy' Combs (L) and Robin Thicke perform onstage during the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 20, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel)
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One day before the funeral, Diddy, who was dressed in all black and holding the hand of a man, was spotted at a private viewing for his former flame.

“God broke the mold when he made Kim. There was truly no other woman like her,” the Porter, Goodwin and Combs families told Us in a statement on Friday, November 23. “Although her time here on earth was far too short, she lived a life full of purpose and meaning. She was a loving mother and devoted friend. She was the epitome of kindness and grace. There wasn’t a person she met [whose] soul she did not touch. Kim was the type of woman who changed lives for the better.”

The statement continued: “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 her family, we promise to honor her every day of our lives. We love you always.”

Kim was also the mother of 27-year-old son Quincy from her relationship with Al B. Sure!

Her cause of death has been listed as “deferred” and is “pending investigation” following an autopsy, according to a death certificate obtained by Us Weekly. The actress was said to be in cardiac arrest in an emergency dispatch call obtained by TMZ. The site also reported that she had been battling flu-like symptoms and possible pneumonia.

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