PHOTOS: 15 years later, remembering Tupac on the day he passed - Reverb

Photo essay: 15 years later, remembering Tupac

Today, September 13, is the 15th anniversary of the day Tupac Shakur died after being shot in a drive-by in Las Vegas after attending a Mike Tyson heavyweight championship fight at the MGM Grand Hotel.

The way Tupac’s lived his life was almost more inspirational to me than his music was. I think this quote — originally by Norman Cousins, reinterpreted by Tupac — sums that up.

“Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside while still alive. Never surrender.”

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Denver-based writer Sam DeLeo is a published poet, has seen two of his plays produced and is currently finishing his second novel.

  • Cliff

    Getting shot doesn’t make him a hero. He was a marginal talent and a foul person, and no one misses him.

    • Guest

      And what have you accomplished in your life? Probably nothing as significant as what Tupac Shakur accomplished in his 25 years of life.

  • Dbrown7733

    He could’ve had a far greater impact if he had the sense to let go of the “gangsta” lifestyle. What a waste. I doubt the police really did THAT much investigating on his death.

  • Buenoseguro

    Where did 2pac said this quote “Death is not the greatest loss in life…” i would like to know the source where he said it.