Afeni Shakur (Alice Faye Williams)

Afeni Shakur

Afeni Shakur (born Alice Faye Williams; January 10, 1947 – May 3, 2016) was an American music businesswoman, philanthropist, political activist and Black Panther. She was the mother of the late rapper Tupac Shakur. She acted as her own criminal defense attorney after being accused of taking part in numerous bombings as a member of the Panthers. Exactly one year following Tupac’s death, with the money made from Tupac’s posthumous albums, Afeni Shakur founded the Georgia-based Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation, which provides art programs for young people, and Amaru Entertainment, the holding company for all Tupac’s unreleased material. She has also since launched a fashion clothing line, Makaveli Branded; all proceeds go to his charity, the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation. Afeni Shakur was reportedly in Federal Court on July 20, 2007, to file an injunction to prevent Death Row Records from selling any unreleased material from Tupac after the company failed to prove that the unreleased songs were not part of its bankruptcy settlement. She created a record label named Amaru Records to release Tupac’s unreleased recordings. Afeni Shakur won her court case against Death Row Record to receive 150 unreleased songs by her son. Afeni Shakur died on May 2, 2016 at 10:28 PM in Sausalito, California. The Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of possible cardiac arrest at Davis’ home around 9:30 p.m. on Monday night. She was transferred to a local hospital, where she died around 10:28 p.m. A possible reason for her death is a heart attack.

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  • January, 10, 1947
  • USA
  • Lumberton, North Carolina


  • May, 03, 2016
  • USA
  • Sausalito, California

Cause of Death

  • heart attack

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