The mother that served as the inspiration for the Hip-Hop classic “Dear Mama” has passed away at the age of 69. Afeni Shakur was a black panther, social activist, hip hop enthusiast, and much more. CNN reports:
“Though she is best known as Tupac Shakur’s mom, she was also a Black Panther as a young adult and an activist and philanthropist in her later years. Deputies responded to a call reporting “a possible cardiac arrest” at her Sausalito home around 9:34 p.m. Monday, the Marin County Sheriff’s Office said. Shakur Davis was taken to the hospital where she died at 10:28 p.m., the office said.”
The hip hop community has taken to social media to pay their respects.