2Pac’s Mother Afeni Shakur Reported Dead At 69
Afeni Shakur, the mother of Hip Hop luminary Tupac Shakur, has died at the age of 69.
Deputies from San Francisco’s Marin County responded to Shakur’s home in Sausalito, California on Monday night (May 2) after she suffered what’s being reported as a possible cardiac arrest. She was subsequently taken to a nearby hospital but later died just before 22:30 local time.
The Marin County Sheriff’s Coroner’s Office are set to lead the investigation to determine the cause and manner of Shakur’s death.
Afeni Shakur was the subject of Tupac’s 1995 song “Dear Mama.”
Following her son’s death in September 1996, Afeni founded the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts, which was based in Stone Mountain, Georgia.
Last July, it was reported that Eminem wrote a letter to Afeni Shakur thanking her for the influence that she has had on his life. He also detailed how her son inspired and encouraged him.
In March, Afeni Shakur filed for divorce from her husband of 12 years, Gus Davis.
RGF extends its condolences to the family and friends of Afeni Shakur.