Afeni Shakur


Age: 69

mother of the late rap star Tupac Shakur who was born Alice Faye Williams and changed her name to Afeni Shakur as an adult when she became a political activist and joined the Black Panther movement, who was pregnant with Tupac in 1971 and incarcerated while she and other Panthers faced conspiracy charges that were later dismissed, who was an inspiration for her son's music and oversaw his music catalogue and legacy after his death in 1996 at age 25 (Tupac was a victim of a drive-by shooting and his murder remains unsolved).

Cause of Death: Cardiac arrest

Born: January 10, 1947

Died: May 2, 2016

Sausalito, California