The legendary Tupac, or “2Pac,” would have turned 49 today (June 16). He is deeply missed, and his talent could never be replaced.
The following are some interesting facts about Tupac…
Tupac was very close with Jada Pinkett, now Jada Pinkett Smith. The documentary “Tupac: Resurrection,” features a clip where Shakur says, “Jada is my heart. She will be my friend for my whole life.”
(View More Tupac & Jada images, HERE!)
He grew up without many means. Tupac was born on June 16, 1971, in Harlem. His mother, Afeni, was raising her family alone, and the family experienced struggles and hardships when it came to money.
Tupac has gone platinum– many time. He released 11 platinum albums, four of which were during his career, and the rest posthumously.
He had acting creds, too. Tupac appeared in several movies, including starring roles alongside Janet Jackson and other superstars.
Tupac’s murder was never solved. He was gunned down in Las Vegas on September 7, 1996, and passed away six days later. But his murder was never officially solved.