Mike Mora revealed he was battling cancer last year. Soon after the announcement, he and Kelis were met with an outpouring amount of support from fans. We are deeply saddened to report Mike has passed away.
It was just five months ago back in November 2021 when Mora shared the news of his cancer diagnosis with the world. While his wife, award-winning singer Kelis, has been very private about the situation, Mora expressed that he was looking forward to healing.
Mora wrote at the time, “You always see people post about how life is too short,” He added, “How you should reach out to those you love no matter where life has taken you. It is the truth. Don’t take your time here, your time with friends, family, for granted. Sh*t can be over just like that!… Love you @kelis.”
Diana Ross’ actor son, Evan Ross, uploaded a photo of Mora to Instagram with a message of grief as he mourned the loss of his friend. Evan shared his thoughts in a long caption on his social media account.
“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.”
Evan further said, “I loved connecting again with you,” He added, “Im sending all the prayers and love to your family brother. @kelis [black heart emojis] RIP @mikemorafotos.” Meanwhile, Mora and Kelis share two children, a six-year-old and a one-year-old. Kelis also has a 12-year-old son she shares with rapper Nas.
Details regarding the circumstances of Mora’s death are still unclear. We will be on the lookout for more updates. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mora’s friends and family.