As with many major incidents in history, there are multiple conspiracy theories surrounding Tupac Shakur’s death, including people believing he may still be alive. Suge Knight even floated that possibility, saying on camera, “Tupac’s not dead” and is “somewhere smoking a Cuban cigar.” And when Knight was behind bars, he recalled Tupac being alive and well. “When I left that hospital, me and Pac was laughing and joking. So I don’t see how somebody could turn from doing well to doing bad,” he said.
Another oddity, per NME, is that Tupac was known for wearing his bulletproof vest at nearly all times, and some claim it was very unlike the artist to leave his bulletproof vest behind, especially during a high-profile night. Other individuals looked into his death and suggested the social security number listed on Tupac’s coroner’s report doesn’t match his own. According to the speculation, the social security number on the report was actually linked to a California man in 1977, while Tupac was born in New York City in 1971 and only moved to California later in life.
What’s more, the speculation suggests the coroner’s report lists him as 6 ft. tall and 215 pounds, while Tupac was 5 ft. 10 in. and 168 pounds, per NME. A later report by TMZ also claimed that the murder weapon was found and then disappeared. With so many lingering questions, it’s no wonder people remain so fascinated by Tupac’s passing.