Tupac Shakur alive? Rapper's 20-year-old prison letter for sale for $225,000; fake death rumors persist

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Tupac's fans have another chance to have a piece of the late rap icon, but it comes with a hefty price tag.

TMZ has reported that a five-page emotional letter which the late rapper wrote in prison a year before he died is now being sold by original autographs and historical documents dealer Moments in Time for $225,000.

The late rapper wrote the letter to a Death Row employee in 1995 while in prison for his sexual assault case. In the letter, Tupac wrote about giving up on the thug life, which he was popularly known for. He also said that he was willing to pass on the role of being the face of the thug life to another person.

"U must play the game, not let the game play u. A regular Playa plays women, a Boss Playa plays life. A Boss Playa is a thinker, a leader, a builder, a moneymaker, a souljah, a teacher and most of all, a Man!" the "Dear Mama" rapper said.

He ended his correspondence with a warning to his enemies, saying: "2 my enemies, remember this. What comes around goes around!!"

Tupac Shakur died on September 13, 1996, six days after he was shot in in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Meanwhile, the never-ending rumor claiming that the well-known rapper, actor, and poet is alive surfaced again last month. A report from the Mirror said that a police officer named David Myers claimed that he was paid $1.5 million to help the West Coast rapper fake his own death.

Myers, who is currently in a critical condition in a hospital, reportedly wanted the world to know the truth about Tupac's death. "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 claimed that Death Row Records' co-founder Suge Knight, currently in jail for murder, played a big role in Tupac's alleged fake death. According to Myers, more than 30 individuals were paid to stage the fake death, including the police, doctors and various witnesses.

Earlier rumors had it that he was spotted in New Zealand and Cuba in recent years. But none of the theories offered a valid proof that the legendary rapper is not dead.