Afeni Shakur

Afeni Shakur

Lumberton, Robeson County, North Carolina, USA
Death 2 May 2016 (aged 69)
Sausalito, Marin County, California, USA
Burial Cremated
Memorial ID 162095359 View Source
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Born Alice Faye Williams on January 10, 1947 in Lumberton, North Carolina, Afeni Shakur was the mother of slain rapper, Tupac Shakur.

She died May 2, 2016 at a hospital in Sausalito, California, after a report of cardiac arrest at her home, according to Marin Sheriff County's office. Her death came nearly 20 years after her son's.

She was best known for setting up the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation with the profits of her son's posthumous albums. The philanthropic effort, based in Georgia, funds art programs for young people. She also formed Amaru Entertainment, the holding company for her son's unrealesed material.

In addition to philanthropic work she traveled extensively, making guest appearances and giving lectures. She delivered the keynote address on February 6, 2007, for Vanderbilt University Commemoration for Black History Month.

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