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Tupac’s Stepfather (Mutulu Shakur) Will Be Released From Prison After 36 Years Due to Poor Health


After 36 years in prison, Tupac's stepfather, Dr. Mutulu Shakur, will be released due to poor health. Mutulu, a former Black Revolutionary, has reportedly been given up to six months to live as he's in the final stages of bone marrow cancer.


The former revolutionary was convicted of assisting in a 1981 armed robbery, resulting in the death of three people. Shakur was also accused of aiding his fellow revolutionary, Assata Shakur, to escape from prison. Assata fled to Cuba as a political prisoner, where she has remained, despite the United States' request for deportation.


Mutulu was married to Tupac’s late mother, Afeni Shakur. They share a daughter, Sekyiwa Shakur. Dr. Shakur has four other children, including the rapper Morpreme Shakur.


Although Shakur was a model prisoner, the parole board has denied his release several times. He's currently housed in a prison healthcare facility in Kentucky. Upon his release, he will reportedly reside in California with bedside care for the remainder of his life.


Tupac often spoke about his stepfather and other revolutionaries and activists, such as Geronimo Pratt, in his music.


Photo Credits: The Shakur Family and Google Images


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