By Radio.com Staff

The Shakur family has issued an official statement on the passing of Afeni Shakur, the mother of Tupac.

Related: Tupac Shakur’s Mother Afeni Shakur Dead at 69

In part the statement reads: “Afeni embodied strength, resilience, wisdom and love. She was a pioneer for social change and was committed to building a more peaceful world. An outspoken and eloquent advocate for today’s young, Afenti founded the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation to instill a sense of freedom of expression and education through the arts.”

Read the full statement below.

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