Kelis’ husband Mike Mora has sadly passed away aged 37, a representative for the singer has confirmed.
Last October, Mora shared that he had been diagnosed with stage-four stomach cancer, and the family have since asked for privacy.
Amid the sad news of Mike Mora’s passing, we take a look into his family life, including his kids.
Here’s what you need to know.
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Mike Mora passes away aged 37
Mike Mora, a photographer and Kelis’ husband, has sadly passed away.
In October 2021, Mora announced that he had been diagnosed with stage-four stomach cancer. In talks with People, he shared his symptoms before getting checked out: “Loss of appetite. Pain in my back also started to creep in.”
“You always see people post about how life is too short. How you should reach out to those you love no matter where life has taken you. It is the truth. Don’t take your time here, your time with friends, family, for granted,” Mora told social media followers.
Sadly, on Monday (14 March), a representative for Kelis confirmed that Mike Mora had passed away.
Releasing a statement to Entertainment Tonight, Kelis’ management told the outlet: “Sadly, it’s true that Mike Mora has passed away.
“We would ask all to respect Kelis and her family’s privacy as of right now. Thank you.”
Mike Mora and Kelis had been married since 2014.
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Do Mike Mora and Kelis have any kids?
Mike and Kelis share two children together, a six-year-old son and a daughter who was born in September 2020. The singer also has another son, 12, from a previous relationship with Nas.
According to People, Kelis had given birth to their youngest child just 17 days prior to Mora’s stage-four stomach cancer diagnosis in 2020.
On social media last year, Mike Mora opened up about his cancer diagnosis and his children, writing: “Life is full of the most unexpected situations.
“I never thought this could happen to me. At just 36, with three kiddos, and a wife that loves me.
“I want to be able to help those that might be experiencing something like this – a life-altering disease full of questions and doubt – maybe, hopefully. By showing that it’s possible to make it through.”
Friends and family pay tribute to late photographer
Following the sad news of Mike Mora’s passing, friends, fans, and family have taken to social media to pay tribute.
Evan Ross shared his respects on Instagram, writing: “We lost a brother Yesterday. We will truly miss you Mike. Thinking of some of the great times we all spent together.
“Hearing about your children and the life you and your wife have built,” Ross went on to add. “I’m sending all the prayers and love to your family brother. @kelis.”
Likewise, Brian Bowen Smith took to social media to share: “Saddened to hear the news about our dear friend Mike passing away last night. Working with you was such a pleasure. I loved all of your questions and your passion for your family and photography. Reminds me of me. Sending love to his wife and family. Mike had been sick for a minute but he loved being on set.”
Our thoughts are with Mike Mora’s family at this very sad time.