It’s with a heavy heart that I report Mike Mora has passed away.

The famed photographer and husband of singer and chef, Kelis, passed away after battling stage 4 stomach cancer.

He was 37.

Kelis’ management team confirmed Mike’s passing with the following statement to Entertainment Tonight:

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.

Evan Ross shared the news of Mike’s passing via social media with a (premature) tribute post.

The actor shared a beautiful black and white photo of Mike along with the caption:

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 a studio. You made it feel easy and safe.

Everything I saw you do. Was built in passion. I loved connecting again with you. Hearing about your children and the life you and your wife have built.

Im sending all the prayers and love to your family brother. @kelis ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️RIP @mikemorafotos.

Evan has since deleted the post, but you can see it below on our Instagram page.

Mike Mora first shared his stomach cancer diagnosis in October 2021 with a post on his Instagram page.

He wrote:

I am posting this…after so much thought. Many hours thinking of what the right thing to do is. Not because of a selfish reason .not because I want people to feel bad or sorry for me and my family. I am posting this because life is full of the most unexpected situations. I never thought this could happen to me. At just 36, with 3 kiddos, and a wife that loves me. I want to be able to help those that might be experiencing something like this- a life-altering disease full of questions and doubt- maybe, hopefully. By showing that it’s possible to make it through. You always see people post about how life is too short. 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. Shit can be over just like that!

See his original post below.

Mike and Kelis have two children together; son Shepherd, 6, and daughter Galilee, 1, as well as Knight, 12, from Kelis’ previous marriage to Nas.

My sincerest condolences, thoughts, and prayers to Kelis and her family during this difficult time.