Who was Kelis’ husband Mike Mora and how did he die?


American singer Kelis is reportedly dating star actor Bill Murray, despite him being more than 30 years her senior. 

The rumours come just over a year after Kelis’ husband Mike Mora tragically passed away at the age of just 37. 

It also marks the first time that Murray himself has been in a public relationship since his former wife Jennifer Butler died in 2021. 

But who exactly was Kelis’ former husband? How did he die? Here is everything you need to know about Mike Mora. 

Gone too soon: Mike Mora and Kelis had two sons together — Knight, 13, and Shepherd, seven — and one daughter — Galilee, two — before Mora was told he only had 18 months to live

Gone too soon: Mike Mora and Kelis had two sons together — Knight, 13, and Shepherd, seven — and one daughter — Galilee, two — before Mora was told he only had 18 months to live

Longtime couple: Kelis and the photographer tied the knot in 2014 and were married for nearly a decade

Longtime couple: Kelis and the photographer tied the knot in 2014 and were married for nearly a decade 

Her family: The singer spoke about how her wellness journey was affected after her husband of nearly a decade passed away after a long battle with stage 4 stomach cancer at the age of 37

Her family: The singer spoke about how her wellness journey was affected after her husband of nearly a decade passed away after a long battle with stage 4 stomach cancer at the age of 37

Who was Mike Mora? 

Mora worked as a photographer and frequently shared pictures of Kelis after the pair married in 2014. 

They lived on a remote farm in Temecula, California, outside of Los Angeles, from January 2020 until Mora’s passing.

The couple had two sons — Knight, 13, and Shepherd, seven — and one daughter — Galilee, two. 

The singer is now reportedly dating Groundhog Day actor Bill Murray, after the pair were to have connected over their ‘shared relatively recent bereavements’, according to the U.S. Sun

How did Mike Mora die? 

In 2021, Mora revealed that he had cancer, having been diagnosed a year earlier – at which time doctors had given him just 18 months left to live.

Mora took to his Instagram in late September 2021 to reveal he had stage 4 stomach cancer which was spreading to the lymph nodes in his back.

After a six-month battle with the illness, Mora died in March 2022. 

Exactly a year after her husband’s death, Kelis took to Instagram to open up about how the situation had affected her. 

‘It’s been exactly a year,’ Kelis wrote in the caption of her post. ‘That’s crazy to me.

‘I’m a very private person generally, especially when there is family involved,’ she continued. ‘But there is no denying the impact and evolution my husband’s passing has had on my life.

‘I get asked all the time how I started this journey,’ she stated before delving into the story in her video. ‘It’s a much longer conversation but in short what we were dealing with here pushed me so deep into understanding our bodies and how our minds and emotions are so interlocked, you can not treat one without the other.

Opening up: Kelis, 43, took to Instagram to open up about losing her husband, Mike Mora, on the first anniversary of his passing

Opening up: Kelis, 43, took to Instagram to open up about losing her husband, Mike Mora, on the first anniversary of his passing

‘Our thoughts and intentions are as powerful and key as our skin health and fitness,’ she said. ‘I want to live well and this is me sharing what I know to be true.

‘I just wanted to eat well,’ she recalled on how she got into nutrition and wellness. ‘When I got pregnant, that’s when I really started to care and think about it.’

The Kaleidoscope singer also added that the reason she lives a on a farm in a rural area is because ‘stress kills’.

‘Every doctor we saw, every specialist, every nutritionist, every human being we found that had any expertise in this whatsoever was like: “Stress kills”,’ she said.

‘I moved to the farm and we wanted to separate ourselves from all the silly things that had us stressed out and worried and angst and all these things that didn’t really matter’. 



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