The late photographer opened up about his battle with stomach cancer back in October 2021 on Instagram.
Kelis’ husband, Mike Mora, has died after battling stage 4 stomach cancer. He was 37.
According to Entertainment Tonight, Kelis’ team confirmed the news in a statement to 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,” said Steve Satterhwaite, of Red Light Management.
The late photographer opened up about his battle with cancer back in October 2021 and had posted several photos that chronicled his life since he was told by his doctors that he had 18 months to live when he was diagnosed with gastric adenocarcinoma — stomach cancer stage 4.
Mora shared that he first started to experience symptoms in Sept. 2020 when he had what he called “the worst pain” in his stomach.
In an Instagram post, he revealed that he had a “loss of appetite.”
“Pain in my back also started to creep in…finally decided to do something about it. It was a bit late. But just in time,” he wrote. “I thought the whole time that I just had an ulcer. With no idea what was about to come my way.” he continued.
Adding, “Here I was, in a hospital bed, during the middle of the pandemic. All alone.”The couple share a one-year-old daughter who they welcomed 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 and rapper Nas.