Singer Kelis’ husband, photographer Mike Mora, has died after a battle with stage 4 abdomen most cancers. He was 37.
“Sadly, it’s true that Mike Mora has handed away. We might ask all to respect Kelis and her household’s privateness as of proper now. Thanks,” Kelis’ supervisor, Steve Satterhwaite, told “Entertainment Tonight” in an announcement late Monday.
Mora’s pal Evan Ross shared a since-deleted tribute to Mora after information of his demise broke.
“We misplaced a brother Yesterday. We are going to really miss you Mike,” Ross wrote on Instagram. “Considering of a number of the nice occasions all of us spent collectively.”
He added, “Every part I noticed you do. Was inbuilt ardour. I cherished connecting once more with you. Listening to about your kids and the life you and your spouse have constructed. Im sending all of the prayers and like to your loved ones brother. @kelis ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️RIP @mikemorafotos.”
The “Milkshake” performer, 42, has not publicly commented on her husband’s demise.
Mora first shared his analysis in October 2021, telling followers that he had been secretly battling the illness for a 12 months, with docs informing him on the time of his analysis that he had solely 18 months to dwell.
He defined that he first began experiencing “the worst ache” in his abdomen that began to unfold all through components of his physique.
“Lack of urge for food. Ache in my again additionally began to creep in…lastly determined to do one thing about it,” Mora wrote in his submit. “It was a bit late. However simply in time.”
He added, “I assumed the entire time that I simply had an ulcer. With no concept what was about to return my means. Right here I used to be, in a hospital mattress, through the center of the pandemic. On their own.”
Mora mentioned he was sharing his analysis not for consideration however to “assist people who is likely to be experiencing one thing like this.”
He and Kelis shared two kids: son Shepherd, 6, and daughter Galilee, 1. She can also be mother to son Knight, 12, with ex-husband Nas.