Dear Mama. Another sad day in the Hip-Hop community as Afeni Shakur, the mother of rap icon Tupac Shakur has reportedly died. According to sources, Marin County officials in Northern California confirmed her death late last night and have attributed it to a possible heart attack.

While there aren’t many details at this time, we do know that 911 responded to an emergency at her home in Sausalito, CA at around 9:30 PM and took her to a near by hospital where she was pronounced dead just before 10:30 PM.

Afeni gave birth to 2pac at a young age and was heavily involved in activism, even being charged for conspiracy to bomb landmarks in the late 60’s as a Black Panther Party member. After the death of her son, she took over his estate which grossed an estimated $900,000 a year. Pac paid homage to her on the classic rap song “Dear Mama”. Our prayers are with her family at this time.