Tupac's mother, Afeni Shakur,dies at 69

The mother of legendary rapper Tupac Shakur, Afeni Shakur, has died at the age of 69.

The Marin County Sheriff's Department confirmed her death via Twitter, adding that deputies responded to a possible cardiac arrest situation at her Sausalito,Calif home yesterday and transported her to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Born Alice Faye Williams in 1947, she was a philanthropist, founding and running the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation after her son's death. She was also a member of Black Panthers and defended herself in court when she was acquitted of multiple counts. She was released from prison shortly before her son's birth in June 1971.

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