September 16, 1996 in Nation/World

Shakur Mourned At Boyhood Church

Compiled From Wire Services

Tupac Shakur, remembered by many as a violent rapper who died in the gangsta culture he glorified, was mourned at his boyhood church Sunday as the victim of a society that destroys black youth.

“He had the genes, he had the ability, could we have provided the society that would have made him blossom,” the Rev. Herbert Daughtry said at The House of the Lord Pentecostal Church in Brooklyn.

Two days after the 25-year-old Shakur died of gunshots wounds suffered in a drive-by shooting on a Las Vegas street, the pastor asked: “Who will weep for Tupac Shakur?” “I will weep for Tupac,” he replied.

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