Tupac Amaru Shakur ( TOO-pahk shə-KOOR; 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 actor. He is considered by many to be one of the most influential rappers of all time. Much of Shakur's work has been noted for addressing contemporary social issues that plagued inner cities, and he is considered a symbol of activism against inequality.
|Full name at birth||
Lesane Parish Crooks
|Claim to fame||
Rapper Shot In Las Vegas Drive-By.
|Date of birth||
16 June 1971
|Place of birth||
East Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
|Date of death||
13 September 1996
25 (age at death)
|Place of death||
University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
|Cause of death||
Drive-by homicide (gunshot wounds)
Cremated, ashes given to family
Rapper, songwriter, actor, record producer, poet, screenwriter, activist
5' 9¼" (176 cm)
161 lbs (73.0 kg)
Oakland, California, USA
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