Chris Rock once prayed his mother would Die as she battled cancer. His mother battled cancer at the same time he and his ex-wife, Malaak, were going through a divorce. Rose Rock’s health had deteriorated so bad that her outlook wasn’t good. Chris Rock said, “There was days where I just prayed she would die when the girls were at their mother’s. I didn’t want them to see that.” Rose Rock recovered from cancer. Read more here.