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Fans mark 20th anniversary of Tupac's death

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Rapper Tupac Shakur appears in this file image. (Source: File/FOX5) Rapper Tupac Shakur appears in this file image. (Source: File/FOX5)

Tupac Shakur sold 75 million albums worldwide and was recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the best-selling rap artist of all time.

He was killed in Las Vegas 20 years ago. Someone shot Shakur at the intersection of Flamingo Road and Koval Lane.

On Tuesday, fans visited the spot where he was gunned down to pay respects to the fallen superstar.

[READ: Special Report: Who Killed Tupac?]

Shakur was shot four times on Sept. 7, 1996. He died six days later at University Medical Center.

“We want to be out here and still celebrate his passion. It still lives on today,” fan Rob Macias said.

Shakur was riding in a black BMW with his manager, Suge Knight, when a white Cadillac pulled up alongside them. Someone opened fire.  

Shakur’s fans also visited Madame Tussauds Las Vegas Tuesday, which features a wax statue of the rapper’s likeness. Fan Yolanda Webb, who traveled to Las Vegas from Baltimore, said it seems like the icon was taken yesterday.

“His music was a prophecy of his life. He saw his death coming,” Webb said.

Shakur’s slaying remains unsolved, and Las Vegas Metro police still consider it an open case.  

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