Afeni Shakur Passes Away At 69

It’s with a heavy heart that I report Afeni Shakur, the mother of the late Hip Hop legend Tupac Shakur, passed away on Monday night. She was 69 years old.

According to the sheriff’s office, Marin County deputies responded to Afeni’s home in Sausalito, California on Monday night after she suffered a possible cardiac arrest.

She was taken to a local hospital and died just before 10:30 p.m.

Via NY Daily News:

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.

Afeni and her baby are together again.

Rest in grace, Afeni Shakur…you are appreciated.

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