Wu-Tang Clan's Spiritual Mentor Popa Wu Dies at 63

Tributes have poured in from Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, GZA, Method Man and more

BY Brock ThiessenPublished Dec 16, 2019

Popa Wu — a Wu-Tang Clan's longtime spiritual mentor — has died. His passing was confirmed today by multiple Wu-Tang members, including Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, GZA and Method Man, among others. Popa Wu was 63.

A member of the Five Percent Nation, Popa Wu has appeared on various Wu-Tang projects over the years. This includes on Raekwon's "North Star," Ghostface Killah's "Black Jesus" and Wu-Tang Forever spoken work intro "Wu-Revolution."

Popa Wu also released his own solo album called Visions of the Tenth Chamber in 2000.

Down below, you can see multiple tribute posts to the fallen Wu family member.

As of press time, it's unclear how Popa Wu passed.

No words! #rippopawu #theoldergodsputmeontohowtorockthis

A post shared by Method Man (@methodmanofficial) on


R.I.P. Popa Wu.

A post shared by GZA (@therealgza) on


Can't believe your gone !!!!!!😢 this hurts. #PAPAWU #restinpeacegreatone

A post shared by Raekwon The Chef (@raekwon) on


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