Civil Rights Leader

Afeni Shakur’s Death – Age, Place, Cause, and More!

Afeni Shakur died at age 69, respectable. Check out the death cause, death date, and more facts about the circumstances surrounding civil rights leader Afeni Shakur's death.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Mother of rapper Tupac Shakur and founder of the philanthropic Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation.

She was an active Black Panther during the Civil Rights movement.

She won a lawsuit to win the rights of 150 of her son’s unreleased recordings.

How did Afeni Shakur die?

Afeni Shakur's death was caused by heart attack.

Shakur died at a hospital in Greenbrae, California, at around 10:28 p.m. on May 2, 2016, after going into cardiac arrest at her home earlier in the evening; she was 69. Her body was cremated.

Information about the death of Afeni Shakur
Cause of deathHeart Attack
Age of death69 years
ProfessionCivil Rights Leader
BirthdayJanuary 10, 1947
Death dateMay 2, 2016
Place of deathSausalito, California, United States
Place of burialN/A


"That's what art is for me. It helps you maintain hope by giving you the ability to either create outside your reality, or to describe your reality."

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"The critics never ever one time fairly criticized my son."

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"I have no secrets. Neither did Tupac, neither does my daughter. We don't live behind secrets, we don't live lies, we are who we are, and we are pretty happy to be who we are."

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"People can like him or not like him individually. But I need for them to know that he was a person of substance, and he was worthy, and he was a good son and a good brother and a good participant in the community."

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"I think people have gotten to know Tupac much better since he's been gone than they did when he was here."

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