I just found out this morning that Afeni Shakur passed away. She is the mother of rap legend Tupac Shakur. This is very sad news to hear. Shakur, whose net worth is listed at more than $50 million, had been the arbiter of her son’s estate, which reportedly reaps almost $1 million annually and had been paying her more than $20,000 a month. On March 18, 2016, Shakur filed for divorce from her husband of 12 years, North Carolina minister Gust Davis. The couple, who previously lived in that state, did not have a prenuptial agreement, and in divorce proceedings Davis requested alimony payments totaling about half of the money generated by the estate, in addition to other assets purchased by the couple. The divorce was not reported to have been settled at the time of Shakur’s death Monday night.
Shakur died Monday night in Northern California at 69, according to local authorities. The official cause of her death has not yet been announced, but law enforcement responded to a call regarding a possible cardiac arrest at Shakur’s home in Sausalito on Monday night. She was pronounced dead at 10:28 p.m.
Thank you Afeni for your work with the Black Panthers. And your dedication and love for your people. The hard work was not in vain. You will be missed and you are appreciated. Rest in POWER. ❤