R.I.P. Tupac’s Mother Afeni Shakur Has Passed Away

- By Bossip Staff

TUPAC SHAKUR WITH HIS MOTHER AFENI SHAKUR

Tupac Shakur’s Mother Afeni Has Died From Possible Cardiac Arrest

We are extremely sad to report that the mother of legendary rapper Tupac Shakur, Afeni Shakur, has died. She was only 69-years-old.

Via NY Daily News reports:

Marin County deputies responded to Shakur’s home in Sausalito, Calif., Monday night after she suffered a possible cardiac arrest, the sheriff’s office said Tuesday morning. She was taken to a local hospital and died just before 10:30 p.m.

Shakur, born Alice Faye Williams, changed her name when she moved to New York City and joined the Black Panther movement. She and other party members were arrested in 1969 and charged with conspiracy to bomb multiple, busy city landmarks.

In May 1971, she was acquitted on all charges — and she gave birth to Tupac just one month later.

She was the subject of his 1995 song “Dear Mama,” in which Tupac detailed his childhood struggles and respect for his mother.

After her son’s 1996 shooting death, Shakur took over the late rapper’s estate, which reportedly earns about $900,000 each year.

Earlier this year, she filed for divorce against her husband of 12 years, Gust Davis, and was allegedly in a legal battle over the fortune, TMZ reported. Davis demanded half of the monthly $20,000 Shakur took home every month.

This is terrible news but we are proud of everything that Afeni Shakur accomplished — she opened the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation and the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts in 1997. In 2014, she co-produced “Holler If Ya Hear Me,” a Broadway musical that featured 2Pac’s work and she helped produce Tupac’s biopic ‘”All Eyez On Me” which is due out in November and has “Walking Dead” actress Danai Gurira portraying her.

Prayers up for the entire Shakur family. Much love ALWAYS!!!

WENN

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