Prior to her death, Afeni Shakur, the mother of Tupac Shakur, had gone through great lengths to protect her son’s music. According to reports, she had set up a trust and has specific instructions for his music catalog. In addition to having an estate, money will go to Tupac’s family and certain charities.
As previously reported, Afeni died Monday from an apparent cardiac arrest. Afeni Shakur (born Alice Faye Williams) was 69 years old. She had been in charge of Tupac’s estate since his passing and even produced a movie about his life which is scheduled to hit theaters later this year.
Condolences from celebrities continue to pour in. See them below.
Jada Pinkett-Smith writes on Facebook:
Today I woke up to the news that Afeni had passed. My first thought was of Sekyiwa and the entire clan that loved Afeni. Then I remembered that I was in NY to attend a Mother’s Day event named after a song written about Afeni, Dear Mama. My heart tightened and then all kinds of memories flooded in. I quickly remembered how calm Afeni was especially during any crisis. She always had a way of making me believe all would be well. But my fondest memories of Afeni was spending time with her at Jamine Guy’s house as Jasmine was writing Afeni’s book. Tupac had passed, and now I was a business woman, wife, and a mother and we could talk real and I mean really real. I got to see where Pac got his passion, his ideals for equality and justice but most of all his depth of thinking. Afeni was a giant in her own right. Today she is reunited with her son and Sekyiwa has two majestic angels to look after her. One for each shoulder. Rest in peace Afeni, and give Pac a hug and a kiss from me.”