The mother of legendary rapper Tupac Shakur has passed away at the age of 69. Afeni Shakur’s death was confirmed on the morning of May 3 in a tweet from the Marin County Sheriff’s Department in California. The message says that Shakur died on the night of May 2.
KRON reports that Shakur suffered a heart attack at her home in the San Francisco suburb of Sausalito. The station adds that she was rushed to a local hospital at around 9:45 p.m. and was pronounced dead at 10:30 p.m.
According to reports, Afeni may have suffered a heart attack last night (May 2).
“The Marin County Sheriff’s Department says it responded to Afeni’s Sausalito, CA home Monday around 9:43 PM for a report of a cardia arrest. She was transported to a hospital … where she was pronounced dead at 10:28 PM. Afeni was a philanthropist, founding and running the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation after her son’s death. She was also a Black Panther … and defended herself in court when she was accused of multiple bombings. (TMZ)”
Shakur helped bring her son’s life to Broadway with the musical production Holler If Ya Hear Me.
Following her son’s death, Davis founded the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation, and later helped create Broadway musical Holler If Ya Hear Me in 2014, which featured the rapper’s music. She also served as the CEO of Amaru Entertainment, Inc., a record and film production company she founded in Atlanta. (People)
Back in March, buzz behind Afeni and husband Gust Davis filing for a divorce surfaced.
They have lots of property and he wants, among other things, the right to live on their 50 acre North Carolina ranch and wants the keys to the houseboats. Gust, who’s a minister, also wants to keep his sweet Jag. We’re told the Tupac Estate rakes in around $900k a year, but according to Gust, after expenses Afeni gets around $20k a month. We’re told he wants $10k a month for the rest of his life. (TMZ)
A few days prior, radio veteran Angie Martinez reflected on her relationship with the late hip-hop mogul.
Aptly titled My Voice, Martinez’s memoir, out May 17, explores the cultural developments “that touched me, that I learned from – and the moments people reacted to the most,” she exclusively tells PEOPLE. “[2Pac] was charming and amazing, but he was also angry at certain people. And aggressive,” Martinez, 45, reveals. “I just felt that the time was so sensitive that some of the things he said would have made the situation worse.” (People)