She wasn’t as famous as her son, but Afeni Shakur, mother of Rap icon Tupac Shakur, did her part as a Black Panther activist and a philanthropist in her time. She died on Tuesday in California. She was 69 years old.
Deputies responded to a family member’s call reporting “a possible cardiac arrest” at Shakur Davis’ Sausalito home around 9:34 p.m. Monday, the Marin County Sheriff’s Office said.
Shakur Davis was taken to Marin General Hospital where she died at 10:28 p.m., the office said. There was nothing suspicious about her death and there’s no evidence of foul play, Lt. Doug Pittman said in a Tuesday afternoon news conference.
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“Sheriff’s Coroners Office will lead investigation to determine exact cause & manner of Afeni Shakur’s death,” the office said in a tweet.