The mother of hip hop legend, Tupac Amaru Shakur, Afeni Shakur Davis has died. She fell ill on Monday the 2nd of May and died afterwards. Police confirmed that there was nothing to indicate that there was any foul play.
She was the subject of the cult classic and hip hop Mothering Sunday anthem, ‘Dear Mama’ by her son Tupac Shakur. She overcame an addiction to cocaine before guiding the estate of her son which is devoted to charities. During the time, she released eleven of her son’s posthumous albums whilst working among children.
In 2014, Afeni Shakur co-produced “Holler If Ya Hear Me,” a Broadway jukebox musical featuring her son’s works. A Tupac biopic, “All Eyez on Me,” will be released in November, with Danai Gurira cast as Shakur. Afeni Shakur served as an executive producer for the film.
She is survived by her daughter, Sekyiwa Shakur, 40.
Memorable Quotes By Afeni Shakur
“I learned that I can’t save the world, but I can help a child at a time.”
“I guarantee that the seed you plant in love, no matter how small, will grow into a mighty tree of refuge. We all want a future for ourselves and we must now care enough to create, nurture and secure a future for our children.”
“You can kill a revolutionary, but you cannot kill a revolution.”
“Remember to keep yourself alive, there is nothing more important than that.”
Memorable Quotes By Tupac Shakur About His Mother
“My mama always used to tell me: ‘If you can’t find something to live for, you best find something to die for.”
“I’m 23 years old. I might just be my mother’s child, but in all reality, I’m everybody’s child. Nobody raised me; I was raised in this society.”
“I finally understand that for a woman, it ain’t easy tryin to raise a man. You always was committed. A poor single mother on welfare, tell me how ya did it. There’s no way I can pay you back, but the plan is to show you that I understand. You are appreciated…”