Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Afeni Shakur Passes Away





Tupac's mother, Afeni Shakur, has passed a way last night in a hospital near her home in Sausalito, California around 10:30 pm. An emergency call had been placed to authorites stating she may have suffered from a cardiac arrest around 9:30pm, and she was pronounced dead an hour later.


Before have giving birth to her son, Shakur was known as a member of the Black Panthers, a group of Panthers (Panthers 21) that stood trial in 1969 in NYC based on charges of plotting to bomb two police stations and other targets. Shakur and the co-defendants, including ‘Pac’s father Billy Garland were acquitted of all charges in 1971. That next month Tupac was born, Lesane Parish Crooks.

1996, the year Pac was murdered, Afeni has managed her son’s estate and controlled the release of his music. She took part as an executive producer on the upcoming ‘biopic All Eyez On Me, which is due to be released later this year. Coincidentally, Shakur’s passing comes just a week before Mother’s Day, which is notable because she was the inspiration for one of ‘Pac’s most iconic songs, “Dear Mama.”

 

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