Kim Porter's family remember her as 'a special angel'

FILE - In a Feb. 27, 2005 file photo, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs arrives with date, Kim Porter, for the 77th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. Sean “Diddy” Combs on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018 is making his first public statements since the loss of longtime former girlfriend and mother of three of his children Kim Porter, saying they were “more than best friends,” and “more than soul mates.” Porter, a former model and actress, died in her home Thursday, Nov. 15 at age 47. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)

The family of Kim Porter released a statement honoring her life a day after Thanksgiving, saying "although we've lost our best friend, God has gained a special angel"

NEW YORK — The family of Kim Porter is honoring her life a day after Thanksgiving, saying "although we've lost our best friend, God has gained a special angel and we know she is watching over us."

Porter, a former model and actress who was also the longtime former girlfriend of Sean "Diddy" Combs, died last week at age 47. Authorities haven't given a cause.

The Porter, Goodwin and Combs families say in a statement Friday to The Associated Press that "God broke the mold when he made Kim, there was truly no other woman like her."

Porter was the mother of three of Combs' children. Porter also has a son, actor-singer Quincy Brown, from a previous relationship with singer Al B. Sure!

Her funeral will be held Saturday at in Columbus, Georgia.

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