The mystery of the death of the slain rapper Tupac Amaru Shakur in 1996 following a fatal shooting in Las Vegas twenty years ago caused great pain to his many followers. Although he died at age 25 from several gunshots which caused him severe pelvis, hand and chest injuries from the fatal shooting, however, he still holds onto his millions of followers across the world. The rap legend, whose legitimate name was Lesane Parish Crooks, has inspired several artists and communities until this day, with his prophetic rap messages about thug life, love, fashion, society, religion and education which go far beyond mere entertainment.

Although he is dead but has a huge audience

Recently, many celebs and public personalities openly expressed their undying love for Tupac Amaru Shakur on September 13, 2016, which marked the 20th anniversary of Tupac's death.

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He remains a great hip-hop iconic figure in the entertainment world despite his often contradictory social images. Many of his closest associates, collaborators, and lovers in the entertainment industry spoke extensively about his demise and how it had affected them emotionally and professionally; personalities such as Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, 50 Cents, Nasir Jones, Eminem, Dr. Dre as well as folks like DMX, Game, and the rest.

Kendrick Lamar who has repeatedly paid tributes several rappers has confessed that "Tupac Shakur has actually been the biggest influence on his music so far."  Among those who spoke regarding the 20th anniversary of Tupac's death was Kidada Jones who expressed her love and talked about her relationship with the slain rapper in her quote ‘Tupac was the love of my life.’ Her life has never been the same since the death of Tupac Shakur, she mentioned that she was with the rapper before he slipped into the coma as a result of multiple gunshots he suffered.

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According to Washington Post, Kidada Jones maintained that she was Tupac's fiancee and she loved him which was her final word to the slain rapper as he lay in his hospital bed. These are Kidada Jones words to Tupac before he finally surrenders to death “Do you know I love you?” “Do you know we all love you?”

Millions of fans on Facebook and Youtube

Several opinions confirm that the present-day hip-hop culture had somehow overlooked the relevance of its pioneers. In spite of that, the legendary Tupac Amaru Shakur's popularity and fame still rising with each generation. This was confirmed through his Facebook 20th anniversary page with over 8 million likes within two days and his music channel that attracts over four million listeners each month; his posthumous albums and 'Greatest Hits, have been streamed over 1 billion times on youtube.

Twenty years after the rapper was fatally shot dead in Las Vegas, his fame and popularity grow higher and higher, right from the moment he was pronounced dead, which has caused his fans believe that 'in death, Tupac still lives on'.

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Albeit, several unconfirmed sources are claiming that Tupac is still alive and was spotted in a few places including Cuba, where he might be living his low profile life away from the press. In 2010, Tupac Shakur’s estate earned $3.5 million' according to Forbes.

Rap Mogul Marrion Suge Knight who is currently facing murder charges was a suspect in connection with the Tupac assassination in 1997. #ABC #Africa #Black Lives Matter