Tupac declared to be ‘alive and living in New Zealand’ on US news site

PBS's website runs report that says Tupac and Biggie Smalls are still alive

A news story claiming rapper Tupac Shakur was “alive and living in New Zealand” was posted on the rolling US news channel PBS on Monday (May 30) morning.

The rapper was shot and killed in 1996 and his murder remains an open investigation for the FBI but, according to a news report posted on the channel, he had simply emigrated to New Zealand. The report has since been taken down.

The report read: “Prominent rapper Tupac has been found alive and well in a small resort in New Zealand, locals report. The small town – unnamed due to security risks – allegedly housed Tupac and Biggie Smalls for several years. One local, David File, recently passed away, leaving evidence and reports of Tupac‘s visits in a diary, which he requested be shipped to his family in the US.”


According to BBC News, a group of hackers, who call themselves LulzSec have claimed responsibility for the stunt. They have said they did it in protest against a programme PBS aired last week investigating the notorious WikiLeaks website.

LulzSec have also admitted they have tried to perform security breaches of both Fox and Sony in the past few months.