Rapper Snoop Dogg is mourning the loss of his beloved mother, Beverly Tate, who died Sunday of an undisclosed illness.

Snoop, real name Calvin Broadus Jr., paid tribute to his mother on social media on Sunday, Oct. 24.

"Thank u god for giving me an angel for a mother," he wrote in the caption of a photo of himself with his mom.

TMZ reports that Snoop's father Vernell Varnado has also confirmed the sad news.

In May, Snoop asked for prayers for his mother, who he said was hospitalized with an undisclosed illness.

In another post in May, he wrote: "Mama thank u for having me could of gave me up but u raised a family."

Snoop credited his mother for his apology to Gayle King after he dissed her over questions she asked about the late basketball legend Kobe Bryant.

In a video on social media, Snoop said, "Respect the family and back off, bitch, before we come get you."

"She didn't say I was wrong," Snoop said of his mother. "She just said, 'You know I raised you better than that. You're a representation of us. Every woman that ever crossed your life, you're a representation of that' – so I got it," Snoop recalled during his appearance on Jada Pinkett Smith's "Red Table Talk."

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On Wednesday, Snoop celebrated his birthday at a star-studded "Pimps & Ho*s" bash in Hollywood, California.

He smiled from ear-to-ear as he sat in his birthday gift, a '55 Impala vintage automobile. He gave no indication that his mother was on her death bed.

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Singer Kelis' husband, photographer Mike Mora is documenting his battle with stage 4 stomach cancer on his Instagram page.

Mora shared his cancer fight in a series of Instagram posts from his hospital bed. In one post he wrote that his stage 4 stomach cancer was diagnosed "just in time."

Mora, 36, said he began experiencing back pain and a loss of appetite after moving with his family to a farm outside Los Angeles a year ago.

After seeing several specialists, Mora was diagnosed with gastric adenocarcinoma. He was told the cancer had spread to the lymph nodes in his back.

"This picture was taken as I was being transferred to the oncology section of UCLA Santa Monica from nearby Ronald Reagan hospital," he captioned an Instagram post.

"This gentleman, Latin brotha, saw how weak I was. He looked back at me before leaving my room and said, 'I've seen people make it out of the craziest situations, be strong brotha, you got this.' I'll never forget his face."

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Mora also said his doctor told him he had only 18 months to live. "They said 18 months. It's been exactly 12," he wrote.

He shared words of wisdom with his Instagram followers.

"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!"

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Mora and Kelis were married in 2014. They have two children together - a 2-year-old daughter and a son, 6.

Kelis, 42, shares a 12-year-old son with rapper Nas. They divorced in 2010 after 5 years of marriage.
 

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NeNe Leakes revealed her husband Gregg Leakes is "transitioning to the other side" in his battle with cancer.

The former Real Housewives of Atlanta star clapped back at a customer who called her "rude" at her Linnethia lounge in Duluth.

NeNe, real name Linnethia Monique Leakes, was upset after a customer called her "rude" for not wishing her a happy birthday.

In the video footage obtained by Instagram blog OnSite, NeNe can be heard wishing the patron a "happy birthday" before saying she didn't realize she would grab the mic that night.

"I want to be at peace. If you see me, you see my son, Okay, give us a lot of love. My husband is transitioning to the other side. You don't know what we're dealing with right now. We walked in this lounge because we had to walk in this lounge because this is our business.

"So, when people approach and say, 'You're rude because you don't want to say happy birthday,' my husband is at home dying. I don't want to say 'happy birthday,' okay?"

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NeNe, 53, revealed in June that Gregg - who was first diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer in 2018 - was battling the disease again after going into remission.
 
READ ALSO: NeNe Leakes’ husband home from hospital following stage 3 colon cancer treatment
 
Colon cancer disproportionately affects Black people who are 40% more likely to die from it.

Last month, the TV personality canceled a planned gig hosting "The Talk." She explained she'd received happy news that Gregg was being discharged from the hospital after undergoing a surgical procedure.

"I was suppose to be hosting The Talk today. But I got good news that Gregg was coming home after being hospitalized 6 weeks."

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NeNe admitted she is going through a "difficult" time, and her 67-year-old husband is "different".

She described a condition called cachexia (wasting syndrome) which means a patient loses fat and muscle mass due to atrophy after being bedridden. Unlike normal weight loss, cachexia is not reversible.

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Speaking in a recent Instagram Live, she said:

"He's super small. If you've ever been around somebody who's had cancer before, he's different. He's different.

"I'd love for everybody to pray for Gregg, that would be beautiful. Pray for his strength. And pray for me, too."

The couple married in 1997 but divorced in 2011. They remarried in a televised wedding in 2013.
 

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NeNe Leakes' husband, Gregg Leakes is home from the hospital after undergoing chemotherapy treatment for stage 3 colon cancer last month.

The former "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star revealed in June that her beloved spouse Gregg Leakes - who was first diagnosed with colon cancer in 2018 - was battling cancer again.

On Thursday, NeNe pulled out of a planned appearance hosting "The Talk" after receiving the happy news that her life partner was being discharged from the hospital near Atlanta.
 
READ ALSO: Wendy Williams believes NeNe Leakes will beg for her job back

Asked why she hadn't been on the show as planned, NeNe replied:

"I was suppose to be hosting The Talk today. But I got good news that Gregg was coming home after being hospitalized 6 weeks."

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She explained he'd undergone a similar surgical procedure in the past and spent just over two weeks as an inpatient.

She said at the time:

"He's in the hospital. He's been in the hospital, tomorrow it'll be a week.

"I'm sure he'll be home in about a week or so. He had to have a surgery, (because) his cancer did return. He's had this surgery before and he was in the hospital for about 15 days."

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The 53-year-old reality star admitted it is a "difficult" time for her, and her 66-year-old husband is battling a debilitating wasting syndrome called cachexia.

Cachexia is characterized by significant muscle loss, weight loss, fatigue, nausea, poor appetite, and decreased quality of life.

Weight loss and muscle loss caused by cachexia can not be regained.

Speaking in an Instagram Live with The Jasmine Brand, NeNe said:

"He's super small. If you've ever been around somebody who's had cancer before, he's different. He's different.

"I'd love for everybody to pray for Gregg, that would be beautiful. Pray for his strength. And pray for me, too."

The couple married in 1997 but divorced in 2011, only to get back together and re-marry in 2013.

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NeNe Leakes' husband Gregg Leakes was recently admitted to a local hospital when his colon cancer returned after going into remission.

The former 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' star revealed her husband's colon cancer diagnosis in 2018.

Gregg underwent surgery and chemotherapy and was in remission - until his cancer recurred recently.

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"He's in the hospital. He's been in the hospital, tomorrow it'll be a week," she said in an Instagram Live with blogger Jasmine Brand.

"I'm sure he'll be home in about a week or so. He had to have a surgery, his cancer did return. He's had this surgery before and he was in the hospital for about 15 days."

The 53-year-old reality star admitted it is a "difficult" time for her, and her 66-year-old husband is battling a debilitating wasting syndrome called cachexia.

Cachexia is significant muscle loss, weight loss, fatigue, nausea, poor appetite, and decreased quality of life.

"He's super small. If you've ever been around somebody who's had cancer before, he's different. He's different. I'd love for everybody to pray for Gregg, that would be beautiful. Pray for his strength. And pray for me, too."

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In May 2019, NeNe took to Instagram to share a picture of Gregg holding a sign which read: "No cancer found! Praise God..."

She added the caption:

"Look at God! We are over joyed to say, we saw the doctors for the results of Gregg's Pet Scan he took last week! Test show, wait for It... WE ARE CANCER FREE!!! [sic]"

The couple married in 1997 but divorced in 2011. They remarried in 2013 in a ceremony that was filmed for reality TV.

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In January 2019, Gregg apologized to NeNe for giving her a hard time amid his cancer battle.

"We always hurt the ones we Love, because they allow us to hurt them rather than snap back. I'm tired of hurting my wife who is only trying to take good care of me and wants only the best for me too. She deserves much more for her hard efforts and tireless hours spent on me. I Pray to God to get it together.. She's done NO wrong... this is ALL on me...... Cancer WILL change your Life... [sic]"

An exhausted NeNe wanted to hire a home health nurse to care for her husband, but he refused.

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Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh announced he is battling "advanced" lung cancer. The talk radio icon shared the shocking news on his syndicated show on Monday.

"I have to tell you something today that I wish I didn't have to tell you," the 69-year-old cigar smoker said, according to The Hill. "It's a struggle for me, because I had to inform my staff earlier today. I can't help but feel that I'm letting everybody down... The upshot is that I have been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer."

Limbaugh, who is widely viewed as one of President Donald Trump's most influential media allies, will be seeking treatment this week, but he hopes to return to work on Thursday.

Ending his broadcast, Limbaugh revealed that his 31-year run as the host of his popular radio show has brought him "greatness, satisfaction and happiness", adding, "Every day I'm not here, I'll be missing you (listeners) and thinking about you."

Limbaugh signed a contract extension with Premiere Networks last month, ahead of his diagnosis.

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Swedish pop star Marie Fredriksson, of the pop rock duo Roxette, died Monday, Dec. 9, after a long battle with cancer. She was 61.

Fredriksson's family announced the sad news on Tuesday, Dec. 10.

"Marie Fredriksson died on the morning of December 9 in the suites of her previous illness," her family wrote in a statement. They said the star "will be buried in silence with only the closest family present."

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Fredriksson previously battled a brain tumor in 2002, according to WENN.com. By 2015 she could only perform sitting in a chair onstage.

Roxette, with bandmate Per Gessle, were best known for their iconic 1986 ballad "It Must Have Been Love", which appeared on the Pretty Woman movie soundtrack.

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Roxette formed in Sweden in 1986 and released their tenth album, Good Karma, in 2016.

Following the news of Fredriksson's passing, Roxette's official Twitter account shared a statement from Gessle, which read:

"Time goes by so quickly. It's not that long ago we spent days and nights in my tiny apartment sharing impossible dreams. And what a dream we eventually got to share! I'm honored to have met your talent and generosity. All my love goes to you and your family. Things will never be the same."

Fan tributes poured in on from around the world on social media and in comments left under their music videos on YouTube.

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The singer is survived by her husband Mikael Bolyos (pictured in June 2013) and their two children, 26-year-old daughter Inez Josefin and son Oscar, 23.