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Afeni Shakur Visits 'Holler If Ya Hear Me' On Tupac's 43rd Birthday

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Sad news out of Northern California today – as we learn that Afeni Shakur has passed away. She was 69 years old.

Shakur, mother of the late rap legend Tupac Shakur, was the subject of one of his most iconic songs, Dear Mama

The Marin County California Sheriff’s confirmed her passing via twitter after responding to call for a possible cardiac arrest situation on the night of Monday May 2, 2016

Born Alice Faye Williams, Shakur was a member of the Black Panthers and arrested while pregnant with her son Tupac.  She served as her own lawyer and was acquitted prior to his birth

Today we keep Afeni and her family in our prayers

Portrait of Tupac Shakur

Source: Steve Eichner / Getty

 

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