This Day in History: Tupac Shakur Dies
This Day in History:
Tupac Shakur Dies September 13, 1996 The hip-hop star was
shot in the passenger seat
of a car while at a stop light in
Las Vegas on September 7.
Sitting in the driver's seat next
to Shakur was Death Row Records
founder Marian "Suge" Knight.
Knight was wounded in the exchange.
The drive-by shooting was the result
of the infamous and violent hip-hop
“East Coast vs.
West Coast” rivalry.
Shakur was rushed to the hospital
and underwent emergency
Over the next few days,
his condition seemed to improve.
But on September 13,
Tupac died of his wounds.
The rap icon was 25 years old.
His murder remains unsolved.
Tupac Shakur's music
legacy continues to grow.