Tupac's mom Afeni Shakur has passed away at age 69.
Afeni inspired the rap legend's song 'Dear Mama', and she guarded her son's legacy after his untimely death.
Police responded to Shakurâ€™s Sausalito, California home last night, and then had Afeni transferred to the hospital. She was reported dead this morning of a suspected cardiac arrest.
Shakur was born Alice Faye Williams, but changed her name when she joined the Black Panthers. She had Tupac just months after being acquitted of conspiring to bomb New York City landmarks.
She will be credited as an executive producer for the upcoming Tupac biopic "All Eyez on Me,' which drops in November.
RIP, Afeni Shakur.
rest well Queen Afeni Shakur— Efuru (@JheneAiko) May 3, 2016
R.I.P Afeni Shakur, thank you for your selfless contributions and blessings to the world. Love you forever unconditionallyâ€” SKEPTA (@Skepta) May 3, 2016
RIP Afeni Shakur .....2 Pac finally has his mom back â€” Young Scrap (@youngscrap) May 3, 2016
Sad news about Pacs mom #AfeniShakur RIP Dear Mama learned a lot about being a women from watching you... pic.twitter.com/MMTxwYhrxIâ€” Pepa (@DaRealPepa) May 3, 2016
Dear Mama sounds different this morning... #AfeniShakur https://t.co/aPQFnqXNpu â€” J.U.S.T.I.C.E LEAGUE (@JusticeLeague) May 3, 2016
Ain't a women alive that can take my mommas place -2 Pac RIP Afeni Shakur pic.twitter.com/EQY1TV2uykâ€” ITSBIZKIT (@itsbizkit) May 3, 2016
Rest in Power, Queen Afeni. Peace be unto you on your journey. Thank you for being with us while you were. â€” IG: TechImmortal (@ImmortalTech) May 3, 2016
Queen. rip #AfeniShakur. A photo posted by Questlove Gomez (@questlove) on