Afeni Shakur, mother of Tupac Shakur, dead at 69

Sad news from the world of Hip-Hop and culture in general.  Afeni Shakur, the mother of the late rapper , Tupac Shakur died last night at 10:28 pm.  This on the heels of her son’s biopic which just wrapped shooting.  “All Eyez on Me”

Afeni Shakur passed Monday night from an apparent heart attack.  She was rushed to the hospital and was pronounced dead at 10:28pm.  This is sad news for any fan of the late Tupac Shakur or fans of hip hop in general.  Afeni Shakur has worked hard in the years following her son’s death to keep his legacy alive.  Her son, Tupac Shakur was slain in Las Vegas, on September 13, 1996.

Their work helped put an end to a violent time in Hip Hop and usher in a new era of peace and collaboration between both coasts.
Afeni Shakur was also a member of the Black Panther Party in her younger days which would inspire a large part of Tupac Shakur’s lyrics.  She died at the age of 69.
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