Tupac “2Pac” Amaru Shakur (1971-1996), American rapper and actor.
Last Words: “F**k you.”
According to Billboard Las Vegas police officer, Chris Carroll, who was first on the scene when Tupac Shakur was fatally shot outside the MGM Grand in 1996 alleges that the rapper’s last words were a kiss-off to the cop. Reported in Vegas Seven magazine interview by the officer’s cousin and published earlier this week. The cop stated: “The main reason I didn’t go public with this before is I didn’t want Tupac to be a martyr or hero because he told the cops ‘F**k you.’ I didn’t want to give him that.”
For the Amazon best-selling/ “definitive” book on “last words” (over 3500 people covered): Last Words of Notable People by William B. Brahms (Reference Desk Press) — as seen in Mental Floss, Readers Digest, etc.
Trade Paper (oversized) Softcover release: http://www.amazon.com/Last-Words-Notable-People-Noteworthy/dp/0976532581
Breaking Last Words News: After 8 Years "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin’s Last Words are finally revealed by his cameraman. — “I’m Dying” — simple and pragmatic. The incident was caught on video — that video was never released to the public, and likely never will be. Cameraman Justin Lyons revealed the words to People Magazine — which will include them in this weeks issue.
A Best Seller Because of Nerdfighters!
Exactly two year ago this week (Dec. 22, 2011) — Last Words of Notable People was officially an Amazon Bestseller — in top 100 overall (and all because of nerdfighters) — The book had been languishing around #100,000 or so, in obscurity — But things started to change on December 21, 2011 — and it finally topped off at #80 in top 100 of all Amazon Books that day (and went #1 in several non-fiction categories) On December 21, 2011 — it hit #1 on the “Amazon Movers & Shakers” (which is the biggest single day gain of any book on Amazon). It went from obscurity to selling about a copy a minute after John Green posted about the book on his tumblr. Nerdfighters responded and bought over a thousand copies in a matter of days. Thank you — it makes hard work feel appreciated when that type of awesome and positive response is received. It also brought the book into the spotlight — in the past year, since, it has been featured in a number of major magazines from Mental Floss to Readers Digest. I will ever be indebted to the nerdfighters that bought the book; to those that gave it so many positive reviews and those that just even went to their local libraries to see if they had a copy.
Last year (December 2012) I re-released it as an e-book and a trade (oversize) paperback on Amazon. I added nerdfighters to the dedication of Kindle version. The book continues to sell well — without nerdfighter support these past couple years — it would likely be out-of-print - so I see this as only fitting. Thank you. Have a great New Year full of awesomeness!
10 Things - Dying shark-bitten surfer told mates: I love you
Court Rules Jury Won’t See Video of Man Blinking to ID His Shooter
The unusual case weighed a suspect’s right to face his accuser against the dying declaration of a crime victim.
Ranker: Dying Words: Last Words Spoken By Famous People At Death
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I took about 6-8 months off just about all Social Media — Tumblr, Twitter, and even Facebook (with occasional weekly check-ins, etc.) to concentrate on some projects at work and mostly non-work time with my kids, so , and friends. I found it a strange experience — but very rewarding and productive. Think I may ease — slowly back into this for a while. Will post some last words stuff I came across in the last 6 months of possible interest for followers who like the last words stuff.