Jackson, Mississippi Mayor Chokwe Lumumba Dead

February 25, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Chokwe Lumumba, the mayor of Jackson, Mississippi, has died.

Lumumba came into office in 2013.

He was born in Detroit on August 2, 1947.

Lumumba was previously a famed attorney who practiced law in Mississippi and Michigan.

He represented a number of high profile clients, including the late Tupac Shakur.

 Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham Stewart confirmed the death to WDAM, though details about the cause haven’t been made public.

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