Tupac Shakur died from gunshot wounds on this day in 1996, in Las Vegas

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On Sept. 7, 1996, Shakur and members of his entourage were involved in a small fight in the lobby of the MGM Grand hotel in Las Vegas, where they had traveled for a Mike Tyson boxing match.

Several hours later, Shakur and the head of Death Row Records, Marion “Suge” Knight, were riding to the Death Row-owned Club 662. A white Cadillac pulled up alongside them at a stop light and fired gunshots at the vehicle. Four shots struck Shakur, while one shot grazed Knight’s head.

On Sept. 7, 1996, a white Cadillac pulled up alongside Tupac Shakur and Marion “Suge” Knight at a stop light and fired gunshots at the vehicle. Four shots struck Shakur, while one shot grazed Knight’s head. The rapper was rushed to the University Medical Center where emergency surgery managed to save his life. However, Shakur ultimately died of internal bleeding on Sept. 13, 1993.

The rapper was rushed to the University Medical Center where emergency surgery managed to save his life. However, Shakur ultimately died of internal bleeding on Sept. 13, 1993. He was 25 years old.


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