Afeni Shakur Passes Away at 69

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016


Afeni Shakur, mother of Tupac, passed away last night at a hospital near her home in Sausalito, California around 10:30 pm. Authorities had responded to an emergency call that seems to indicate that she may have suffered from cardiac arrest around 9:30, and she was pronounced dead about an hour later.

Prior to the birth of her son, Shakur was known to be an active member of the Black Panther party. An original member of the infamous Panther 21, a group of Panthers that stood trial in New York City in 1969 on charges of plotting to bomb two police stations and other targets, Shakur and he co-defendants (including ‘Pac’s dad Billy Garland) were acquitted of all charges in 1971. Pac was born Lesane Parish Crooks a month later.

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