Tupac Shakur (1971-1996) was a rap artist who was apparently killed in a drive-by shooting.
Thirteen years later, however, doubts over his death still linger amongst some of his fans and conspiracy theorists alike.
The murder remains unsolved to this day, though there have been many possible theories put forward.
One such theory suggests that Tupac was killed by a rival rapper whilst a second suggests that an FBI agent in his entourage may have encouraged him to leave his bullet-proof vest off on the fateful day.
THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY
The thinking behind that theory is that the FBI may have known that a ‘hit’ was coming and allowed it to happen due to their dislike of Tupac’s mother, a member of the Black Panther Party.
The most enduring theory, however, is that Tupac faked his own death as he had had enough of being shot at.
Some people believe that Tupac entered a witness protection program, had plastic surgery, and then disappeared.
‘Evidence’ for Tupac being alive includes the fact that eight albums of his material were released after his death – prolific work indeed for somebody who had expired.
THE 7 DAY THEORY
There was also the album, ‘The Don Killuminati : The 7 Day Theory’, released whilst Tupac was alive but under the psuedonym of Makaveli.
Rearranging the letters in the album’s title can produce a phrase – ‘Ok on the 7th u think I’m dead yet I’m really alive’. (Tupac was shot on the 7th and died 7 days later)
Is this evidence that he faked his own death or do you believe that Tupac really is dead?