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 cardiac 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 of which she was acquitted of all charges.
Back in 2011, Afeni Shakur was honored at her son’s 40th Birthday celebration with a host of high-profile celebrities paying their respect to the late rapper.
With a line-up of musical greats from rapper Bun B to jazz musician Roy Ayers and headliner Erykah Badu, the concert brought together people from all across the nation to celebrate the life of Tupac.
Among them was rapper Rick Ross who expressed how he found guidance through many of Tupac’s songs after his performance of “Tupac Back” with Meek Mill.
“For a lot of lil’ dudes in a single parent home [like me] with my mother, Tupac played father for a lot of dudes like me,” Ross said. “Tupac was the first one that showed me how to be fully committed. I took [aspect of him like] his [loyalty], to his hard work, his ethic, his family with me.”
As keeper of all things Tupac, Afeni greenlit the biopic, “All Eyez on Me” … which just recently wrapped filming.
The Marin County Sheriff says the coroner will investigate to determine the exact cause of Afeni’s death.
She was 69 years old.