Is Tupac Shakur alive? While the rapper has been dead for years, a new conspiracy theory went viral on Friday. Reports said that a retired police officer on his deathbed claims he was paid $1.5 million to fake Tupac’s death. But the story was apparently a hoax.

The latest Tupac Shakur conspiracy theory went viral when a British tabloid claimed former Vegas cop David Myers confessed on his deathbed that the rapper was still alive. The hoax story also claimed that more than 30 people helped fake Tupac’s death, including Suge Knight.

“The world needs to know what I did,” Myers supposedly said. “I’m ashamed that I let a price be put on my word and I cannot die without letting the world know.”

 

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However, it later emerged that the story, including the quotes, originated from a fake news website called Daily Media Buzz. And the website’s supposed photo of Myers on his deathbed was actually a picture of a Mississippi man named Walter "Snowball" Williams. Williams made headlines last year when he woke up in a funeral home after being previously thought dead.

Tupac Shakur died in a drive-by shooting back in 1996. He was a passenger in a car driven by Suge Knight when he was shot. But in the decades since his death, there have been plenty of debates about what happened to the rap star. Fans are still debating who killed Tupac, with popular theories blaming everyone from Knight to the FBI. 

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But Russell Poole, the main investigator of Notorious B.I.G.'s death, revealed back in June that he might have evidence Malcolm Patton carried out the Tupac shooting along with his brother, Danny, and a Long Beach Crip named Donald Smith. Poole, who died in August, believed that Knight’s estranged wife, Sharitha, orchestrated he murder with help from Reggie Wright Jr., the head of Death Row Security. According to Poole’s theory, Wright Jr. and Sharitha Knight ordered the murders of Suge Knight and Tupac so they could take over Death Row. But this has also not been confirmed.

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“Suge wasn't divorced yet and if he died in that hit, she'd get most of everything,” Poole speculated. “So she went to Wright Jr., who was in charge of Death Row and ran it while Suge was in prison.” "[Wright Jr.] has gotten away with it this whole time. They floated a whole lot of propaganda to former LA Times reporter Chuck Phillips — calling in hundreds if not thousands of fake clues.”

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