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Remembering American rapper and songwriter Tupac Amaru Shakur

NEW YORK-(MaraviPost)-Tupac Amaru Shakur, born Lesane Parish Crooks, (June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), better known by his stage name 2Pac and by his alias Makaveli, was an American rapper and songwriter.

He is considered by many to be one of the most influential rappers of all time.

On the night of September 7, 1996, Shakur was shot four times: once in the arm, once in the thigh, and twice in the chest with one bullet entering his right lung

Shakur was taken to the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada where he was heavily sedated, put on life support, and later, to prevent involuntary reactions injurious, put under a barbiturate-induced coma.

In the intensive-care unit on the afternoon of September 13, 1996, Shakur died from internal bleeding. He was pronounced dead at 4:03 PM.

The official causes of death are respiratory failure and cardiopulmonary arrest associated with multiple gunshot wounds.

He was pronounced dead at 4:03 PM.

Shakur’s body was cremated the next day. Members of the Outlawz, recalling a line in his song “Black Jesus,” (although uncertain of the artist’s attempt at a literal meaning chose to interpret the request seriously) smoked some of his body’s ashes after mixing them with marijuana

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