Mutulu Shakur News: A Diagnosis of Life-threatening Bone Marrow Cancer Threatens the Life of Tupac Shakur’s Step Father

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October 2019 is a harsh month for Dr. Mutulu Shakur, Tupac’s step dad, who received a diagnosis of bone marrow cancer that is life-threatening. He had been experiencing pain for over a year but had his x-ray done in April 2019. Until now, the information was kept private but now it is confirmed that Dr. Mutulu Shakur suffers from extensive painful bone lesions, result of a rapidly growing bone marrow cancer.

Mutulu is 69 years old and currently in prison. Suffering from high blood pressure, glaucoma, high cholesterol, and diabetes, on December 5th he filled a compassionate release petition, but his request was denied. Tupac’s step father had also suffered from a stroke back in 2014, so many people are scared for his life and survival.

The good news is that he is currently receiving chemotherapy and in his own words, his spirit is strong and he is managing the treatment. He got the chance to talk to Mark Kleiman, his newest lawyer, and a new petition will soon be filled with his original Judge Haight. As the widespread support for his parole showed, Mutulu is a recognized advocate for human and civil rights, who is of no danger to society, and we can only hope that his sentence will be modified, based on his current medical condition, and that he will be released immediately.

Another small but very meaningful thing you can do is send a letter of love and support to Mutulu at Victorville. Here is all the information you need:

Dr. Mutulu Shakur #83205-012
Victorville USP
P.O. Box 3900
Adelanto,CA 92301

If you are wondering how can you help, you should know that donations are much appreciated. His loved ones are ready to get your help, and you can donate with Paypal.

We are asking his comrades and supporters to give money for medical, legal defense, commissary, and more. The quickest way to send financial support is through the Family and Friends of Mutulu Shakur paypal.For your contribution to be tax deductible, FFMS has a partnership with Community Aid and Development (CAD) ( that allows for tax deductible donations via the Paypal button on their website. For a check or money order to be tax-deductible, make it payable to CAD, P.O. Box 361270, Decatur, GA 30036-1270 with “FFMS” in the memo line.

At Dr. Shakur’s request, we are not creating a public campaign for his release at this time.  We will update this information as we move into federal court.

 – Family and Friends of Dr. Mutulu Shakur

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