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Kelis & Mike Mora

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Mike Mora, the husband of singer and chef Kelis, has passed away. He was only 37.

Mora lost his battle with stage 4 stomach cancer. Kelis’ management confirmed his death, per ET. “Sadly, it’s true that Mike Mora has passed away,” said Steve Satterhwaite of Red Light Management in a statement to ET. “We would ask all to respect Kelis and her family’s privacy as of right now. Thank you.”

Kelis and Mora, a photographer, were married in 2014. In October 2021, Mora revealed that he had been diagnosed with stomach cancer. Initially, he thought he was suffering from an ulcer after enduring a year of pain.

“I thought the whole time that I just had an ulcer. With no idea what was about to come my way,” he said in his post. “Here I was, in a hospital bed, during the middle of the pandemic. All alone.”

Mora and Kelis managed a private farm outside of Los Angeles. The couple share two children a six-year-old son and a daughter born in September 2020. Kelis’ 12-year-old son, Knight, is fathered by her ex-husband, Nas.

Our deepest condolences go out to Kelis and the Mora family.