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CNN Report that
Rapper Tupac Shakur is Alive-Fiction!
Summary of the eRumor The eRumor includes a link
to a CNN page declaring that rap star Tupac Shakur is actually alive
and was not murdered 9 years earlier.
The alleged CNN page is a hoax.
It's not from CNN but has been created to make it appear to be.
It pops up every now and again at various web addresses.
Born Lesane Parish Crooks in the Bronx,Tupac Shakur was a
best-selling Hip Hop artist who, police say, was killed in a
drive-by shooting in Las Vegas in September of 1996.
The shooting has never been solved although Las Vegas police believe
it was gang-related.
Several conspiracy theories about Shakur's death have circulated
among his fans.
Some speculate about who shot him including asking questions about
whether it was a U.S. government assassination.
Others say that he faked his death.
Shakur's last album before his death was The Don Killumaniti: The
Seven Day Theory. Shakur is depicted on the cover of the album as being crucified
and it was recorded under the pseudonym "Makaveli," which
alludes to Machiavelli, the Florentine statesman and philosopher who
suggested faking ones own death in order to fool his enemies.
In a music video released just two days after his death, Shakur was
depicted as having been shot in a public place and going to heaven
where he was an angel with other dead celebrities.
Some of his fans expected him to reappear in 2003, seven years after
None of those close to Shakur have given credibility to the notion
that he's alive.
Last updated 5/4/05
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