Tupac's Mother, Afeni Shakur Davis, Dies At The Age Of 69


News broke early Tuesday morning, May 3, Tupac Shakur's mother, Afeni Shakur Davis, died at the age of 69.

According to CBS, police responded to calls at Davis' home in Sausalito, California on Monday night at 9:34 pm after reports regarding a possible cardiac arrest.

Once deputies arrived, she was transported to a nearby hospital where she reportedly died at 10:28 pm.

Around 4:30 am on Tuesday morning, the Marin County Sheriff's Office published tweets releasing brief details about Davis' death.

The Marin County Sheriff's Office will lead an investigation to further uncover the exact cause of Davis' death. At this time, there has been no additional information released.

Davis was known for being one of Tupac Shakur's biggest inspirations. Whether he spoke on her inspiration in his legendary interviews or wrote entire songs dedicated to her, like "Dear Mama," Tupac made it clear his mom played a big role in his life.

Even after Tupac's unfortunate death at age 25, Davis made sure to keep his spirit alive by keeping his name in a positive light. For instance, back in 2005, Davis opened the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts in Georgia, which aimed to provide help for at-risk youth.

Afeni Shakur Davis is also known for looking beyond the many conspiracy theories surrounding her son's death.

In a 2005 interview, she stated,

We decided to deal with the living. This is justice for me. I need to do what God has put in front of me to do, and it ain't trying to figure out who killed Tupac.

With that being said, we revisit Tupac's "Dear Mama."

Citations: Afeni Shakur Davis, Mother Of Tupac, Dies In Marin County (CBS San Francisco Bay Area)