Tupac’s Birthday Today: Slain Rap/Pop Icon Would Have Been 47 Years Old

June 16 marks the 47th birthday for murdered rap and pop culture icon, Tupac Amaru Shakur–or, as he was more personally known by millions of his still-dedicated fans, ‘Pac.

The superstar rapper and actor died 6 days after he was shot multiple times on the Las Vegas trip while traveling in a car driven by Death Row Records boss Suge Knight. A day later, ‘Pac was cremated.

But his legacy continues to live on–and his impact is seen in artists who weren’t even alive when ‘Pac was killed in 1996.

The mystery surrounding the murder of the man who is arguably the biggest star in rap music history also continues. While conspiracy theories abound, a suspect has never been identified–or charged.

R.I.P. and Happy Birthday Tupac Amaru Shakir!!

June 16, 1971-September 13, 1996