Singer Kelis’ Husband, Mike Mora, Loses Battle To Cancer

Mike Mora, Kelis’ husband, has died after a battle with stage 4 stomach cancer.

He was 37. Kelis’ management team confirmed the sad news in a statement to ET. 

“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,” Steve Satterhwaite of Red Light Management, told the outlet.

Many of Mora and Kelis’ friends shared tributes to the late photographer, including Evan Ross. Ross posted to Instagram this past Monday to share a black-and-white portrait of Mora, writing, “We lost a brother Yesterday. We will truly miss you Mike. Thinking of some of the great times we all spent together.”

“You and @naztokio recording me at @dallasaustins studio in atlanta. First time I had ever really recording a record in the studio. You made it feel easy and safe. Everything I saw you do. Was built in passion. I loved connecting again with you,” he continued. 

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Ross concluded his tribute to the photographer by sending prayers to Kelis and her family.

The couple share a one-year-old daughter who they had in Sept. 2020, as well as their 6-year-old son, Shepherd. Kelis is also a mom to 12-year-old son Knight, whom she shares with ex-husband Nas.

“Hearing about your children and the life you and your wife have built,” Ross went on to add. “Im sending all the prayers and love to your family brother. @kelis ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️RIP @mikemorafotos.”

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Brian Bowen Smith, a fellow photographer, also posted about Mora’s passing, calling him “an amazing photographer” and “the sweetest guy” he had ever met.

“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,” Smith shared.

“Today we will be thinking of you at every frame. Great example of why you need to live every day to the fullest. And be great full for every day your here. Love you MM. way to soon. He was an amazing photographer and would have gone far. Sweetest guy I ever met. check out his page @mikemorafotos.”

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