Mike Mora, the husband of singer Kelis has tragically passed away at just 37 years of age.
The renowned photographer revealed back in September 2021 that he was diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer back in September 2020 and given just 18 months left to live.
Reps for Kelis, 42, confirmed her husband’s death in a statement (via ET), asking fans to respect her privacy at this time.
‘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 singer has yet to publicly comment about her husband’s passing yet.
Kelis and Mora married in 2014, with the couple sharing son Shepherd, 6, and a daughter whose name hasn’t been revealed.
The singer also shares 12-year-old son Knight with her ex-husband Nas, who she was married to from 2005 to 2010.
Back in September 2021, Mora took his Instagram page to reveal he had stage 4 stomach cancer which was spreading to the lymph nodes in his back.
Photographer, Brian Bowen Smith, shared a heartfelt tribute on his Instagram on Monday.
‘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,’ he began.
‘Reminds me of me. Sending love to his wife and family. Mike had been sick for a minute but he loved being on set. 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,’ he concluded.
Musician Dallas Austin also posted a tribute on Instagram, adding, ‘All i can say is that we LOVE YOU DEARLY Mikey,’ with a red heart emoji.