By ( Unilad.co.uk)
One retired Las Vegas police officer is claiming that he helped Tupac Shakur fake his own death on the night of his fatal shooting.
David Myers, who is currently in a critical condition, has claimed he was paid upwards of $1.5million (£960,000) to help stage the death of one of rap’s most iconic artists.
Shakur, known by his stage name 2pac, died in hospital following a drive-by shooting in Vegas back in 1996. He had just been a VIP guest at a Mike Tyson fight at the MGM Grand.
But Myers, who is currently on his death bed, apparently wants the world to know the “truth”. He said: “The world needs to know what I did. I’m ashamed that I let a price be put on my word and I cannot die without letting the world know.”
He also added that Suge Knight, who was in the car when Pac was shot – and is currently serving time in prison – played a huge role in the cover-up.
In fact, over 30 people were reportedly involved in faking his death – including police, medics and various witnesses. Myers even went on to say that 2Pac paid $50,000 for a body double to be taken to the morgue.
To this day, Pac’s death remains a mystery to authorities, who still have no idea who shot him on the night of September 13, 1996. His death has also been one of the biggest conspiracy theories of a generation – with many people claiming to have spotted him over the years.
Coincidentally, however, this latest news (if you can call it that) comes just months after it was reported that a film about his life was due to start filming, after the successes of Notorious (Biggie’s biopic) and the more recent Straight Outta Compton (N.W.A biopic).
In my opinion, spreading [rumors] about a man who has clearly been dead for the past 19 years is extremely disrespectful – but to go public with them like this is a step to far.
Just let the man rest in peace.