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Tupac Shakur to be honoured with posthumous star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Tupac Shakur will be remembered on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (Picture: Getty Images)

Tupac Shakur will get his very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame almost three decades after he died from a gunshot wound, aged 25.

The organisation announced on Wednesday that the later rapper would be posthumously honoured on the famous walkway on June 7.

Sekyiwa ‘Set’ Shakur – the star’s sister – is due to accept the accolade on his behalf at the ceremony that will be held on Hollywood Boulevard & Vine.

Widley regarded as the world’s greatest rapper, Shakur was killed in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas in 1996.

Hollywood Walk of Fame producer Ana Martinez announced the news and released a statement that read: ‘Tupac Shakur was a rapper, actor, activist, poet, and revolutionary.

‘This iconic artist has continued to be part of the zeitgeist for decades after his passing and will continue to be an important cultural figure for many years to come.

The star was killed in a shooting at 25 years old (Picture: Getty Images)
His sister will receive the honour on his behalf (Picture: Getty Images)

‘Surely, as one of LA’s own, Tupac’s star will be added to the list of most visited stars.’

The star-studded honour came one month after it was revealed the Keep Ya Head Up would have a stretch of street named after him in California following a unanimous vote by the city council.

Reports suggested the street where the late artist once lived – MacArthur Boulevard by Lake Merritt – would adopt the rapper’s moniker to its existing title and would also be known as Tupac Shakur Way.

The Tupac Shakur Foundation are said to be covering the costs of any plaques and signs noting the change of the street’s name.

Years on from his untimely death, fellow rapper Snoop Dogg disclosed intimate details about the last time he saw Shakur.

Snoop Dogg and Shakur were signed to the same record label at the time (Picture: WireImage)
Shakur also has part of a street named after him (Picture: Getty Images)

He told hosts of the Impaulsive podcast about visiting the star in his hospital bed days before he died: ‘When I walked in, I could just feel like he wasn’t even there and I fainted.’

The musician went on to recall a conversation he had with Shakur’s mother Afeni Shakur at that time: ‘She was like, “My baby ain’t never seen you weak. I don’t want you to be weak in front of him.

“You go in the bathroom and fix yourself up and you go back in there and you talk to him and you tell him how you feel.”’

The late hitmaker was pronounced dead six days after the shooting by an unknown gunman at a traffic light.

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