​September 13, 1996: Tupac Shakur Died

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At Southern Nevada University Medical Center, Tupac Shakur died of internal bleeding; doctors attempted to revive him but could not stop the hemorrhaging. His mother, Afeni, made the decision to tell the doctors to stop. He was pronounced dead at 4:03 pm.

The official cause of death was noted as respiratory failure and cardiopulmonaryarrest in connection with multiple gunshot wounds.

6 days earlier, on September 7th, Shakur was shot multiple times in a drive-by shooting at the intersection of Flamingo Road and Koval Lane in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was taken to the Southern Nevada University Medical Center.

Tupac Amaru Shakur, best known by his stage names 2Pac (or Pac) and Makaveli, was a rapper and actor.

Shakur has sold over 75 million albums worldwide as of 2010, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world. MTV ranked him at #2 on their list of The Greatest MCs of All Time and Rolling Stone named him the 86th Greatest Artist of All Time.

Tupac is also known as the most influential rapper of all time and one of the greatest rappers of all time.His double disc album All Eyez on Me & his Greatest Hits are among the best selling albums in the United States.

Shakur began his career as a roadie, backup dancer, and MC for the alternative hip hop group Digital Underground, eventually branching off as a solo artist. The themes of most of Shakur’s songs revolved around the violence and hardship in inner cities, racism and other social problems.

“Since his death, Tupac has become an international martyr, a symbol on the level of Bob Marley or Che Guevara, whose life has inspired Tupacistas on the streets of Brazil, memorial murals in the Bronx and Spain, and bandanna-wearing youth gangs in South Africa.”—Vinyl Ain’t Final: Hip Hop and the Globalization of Black Popular Culture.

Read more about Tupac’s Influence and Legacy at: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=634672876703795&substory_index=0&id=101575520013536

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