Political activist and former Black Panther Afeni Shakur has died at age 69 after reportedly suffering a heart attack on Monday night.
The woman, who is known to most as the mother of prominent rapper Tupac Shakur, was transported to hospital after police responded to an emergency call at her home in California.
Shakur was born Alice Faye Williams and changed her name when she moved to New York City and joined the Black Panther movement.
She was arrested along with twenty other party members in 1969 and charged with conspiracy to bomb a number of city landmarks. In May 1971, she was acquitted on all charge.
She was also the subject of one of her son’s most famous songs and the lead single from his third studio album, Dear Momma.
There has been a flood of condolences from Twitter users who have remembered her for her activism.
So sorry to hear of the passing of Afeni Shakur. Let's remember that Tupac's mother was also a revolutionary. pic.twitter.com/0LLveotmAT— Blair LM Kelley (@profblmkelley) May 3, 2016
Some of us were raised by Tupac and he did a decent job in a short time, imagine if we had been raised directly by Afeni Shakur.— till Babylon falls (@thando_mgqo) May 3, 2016
Rest in paradise Ms. Afeni Shakur you can finally reunite with your son, Tupac. Tell him we still love you both.pic.twitter.com/8SJntH0vMj— BRYANT HARRIS Jr. (@Rahsolo) May 3, 2016
Afeni Shakur birthed Tupac but also made her own history to embody the phrase "ain't no revolution without woman" <3 pic.twitter.com/XJ1MrwZS72— Kimberly Murrell (@ri0tgrrrl) May 3, 2016