Tupac Shakur's Estate Issues Statement on Afeni Shakur's Death: 'Her Spirit Will Forever Inspire'

Afeni Shakur
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Afeni Shakur, mother of the late Tupac Shakur, watches an African drum ceremony on Sept. 9, 2006 in Stone Mountain, Georgia. 

Following news that Tupac Shakur's mother, Afeni Shakur Davis, died on Monday night, the late rapper's estate has issued a statement on her passing. 

"Afeni embodied strength, resilience, wisdom, and love. She was a pioneer for social change and was committed to building a more peaceful world," it reads. 

Tupac's Mother, Afeni Shakur, Dead at 69

The Marin County Sheriff's office reported on Tuesday morning (May 3) that Shakur Davis had died at her northern California home after the Sheriff's office responded to a report of a possible cardiac arrest at her residence around 9:30 p.m. on Monday night. She was 69. 

"Afeni was a deeply devoted mother, grandmother and sister," the statement continues. "Her spirit will forever inspire all of those who had the honor and privilege of knowing her." 

Read the full statement here: