15 Black Artists Who Died Too Young

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TUPAC “2PAC” SHAKUR, 25:  A gifted lyricist and outspoken figurehead, Shakur ruffled more than a few feathers in his time but it was his brutally honest approach to his life and craft that drew fans to him. Also, a budding actor with an impressive resume, he was the face of West Coast rap music in the mid 90s and scored numerous platinum plaques along the way. Tragically the young star was gunned down in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas and he died from his injuries several days later on September 13, 1996 at the age of 25.

TUPAC “2PAC” SHAKUR, 25: A gifted lyricist and outspoken figurehead, Shakur ruffled more than…

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