We are saddened to hear the passing of Tupac Shakur's mom. She was definitely responsible for bringing a special energy into this world. We give our sincerest condolences to the family.
As reported by The New York Daily News....
Shakur, born Alice Faye Williams, changed her name when she moved to New York City and joined the Black Panther movement. She and other party members were arrested in 1969 and charged with conspiracy to bomb multiple, busy city landmarks.
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In May 1971, was acquitted on all charges after she represented herself in court — and she gave birth to Tupac just one month later.
“There's no way I can pay you back/But the plan is to show you that I understand/You are appreciated,” he rapped.
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After her son’s 1996 shooting death, Shakur took over the late rapper’s estate, which reportedly earns about $900,000 each year.
“She’s an advocate. She’s an activist. She taught me never to compromise your values — to always fight for what you believe in,” she told the Daily News Tuesday.
LaPolt oversaw the legal work behind 11 posthumously released albums while she represented the estate between 2001 and 2010.
The lawyer developed a close professional relationship with Shakur, who LaPolt described as “one of the smartest people I’ve ever worked with,” citing how the Black Panther represented herself in court. The activist mother also influenced LaPolt’s personal life, she said.
Earlier this year, Shakur filed for divorce from her husband of 12 years, Gust Davis, and was allegedly in a legal battle over the fortune, TMZ reported. Davis demanded half of the monthly $20,000 Shakur took home every month.
In 2014, Shakur co-produced “Holler If Ya Hear Me,” a Broadway jukebox musical featuring her son’s works.
A movie about Tupac's life, "All Eyez on Me," is set for release in November, with Danai Gurira cast as Shakur. Shakur served as an executive producer for the film.
The Marin County Sheriff's Coroner's Office will lead the investigation to determine the cause and manner of Shakur's death.
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