Mother to legendary, iconic hip-hop star Tupac Shakur, Afeni Shakur Davis, has died at the age of 69.
This is according to the Marin County, California, sheriff’s office who disclosed it on Tuesday (today).
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 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.
“She was then 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 had said in a news conference earlier on.
“Sheriff’s Coroners Office will lead investigation to determine exact cause and manner of Afeni Shakur’s death,” the office said in a tweet.
Shakur Davis was a “well-loved, well-respected” member of the community, Pittman said.
“Miss Shakur has had an extensive background not only in the community but her involvement with so many things,” he said. “She’s been a leader, a person people followed. All that said about who she’s been and where’s she’s at now, this is a tragic loss for this community.“