Remembering Tupac: 15 Years Since Fatal Shooting
On September 7, 1996, famed rapper Tupac Shakur was exiting a Mike Tyson fight in Las Vegas when he was shot multiple times by an assailant. The following week, on September 13, Tupac died at the age of 25.
It’s been 15 years since but his murder still remains unsolved, landing the shooting of Tupac in Time magazine’s Top 10 Unsolved Crimes, along with the still-unsolved murder of fellow rapper the Notorious B.I.G.
But thanks to his impact on the industry and the musical legacy he left behind – and, we suppose, the insistent meme that Tupac is alive, well and walking among us – Tupac’s name is still often spotted in headlines.
One of his songs, “Changes,” made its way to the Vatican’s official MySpace playlist in 2009, the rights to a screenplay he penned while in jail were acquired in May, and a potential film about his life has been talked about for the past few years.
The superstar rapper may be gone, but he is clearly not forgotten.