Afeni Shakur, Activist and Mother of the late, legendary rapper Tupac Shakur, passed away Monday night. Sources say Afeni went into cardiac arrest. The official cause of death has not yet been confirmed. She was 69.
Via The Source Magazine:
“Born Alice Faye Williams in Lumberton, North Carolina in 1947, Shakur lived between New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Georgia and California throughout her life. She changed her name to Afeni Shakur when she 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 a case where she defended herself (and was pregnant with Tupac at the time). In May 1971, she was acquitted on all charges and gave birth to ‘Pac just one month later.
After Tupac’s 1996 shooting death, Shakur took over the late rapper’s estate, which reportedly earns about $900,000 each year.
In 2014, Shakur co-produced Holler If Ya Here Me, a Broadway jukebox musical featuring her son’s music. She released a memoir, Evolution Of A Revolutionary, with Jasmine Guy in 2004.”
Afeni’s soon-to-be ex-husband, Gust Davis, recently filed a request for half of Tupac’s estate as part of his alimony. Afeni was trying to prevent that from happening and filed to block the request. They had no prenup.