Sorry Tupac Shakur fans, the former rapper is, to the best of everyone's knowledge, still dead. Tupac was gunned down nearly 15 years ago in the Las Vegas metropolitan area of Nevada and later died of respiratory failure and cardiac arrest. Conspiracy theorists believed that, like Elvis Presley, Tupac never actually died but took himself out of the public spotlight. A recent story on PBS's website appeared to substantiate these claims, except that it was all a hoax.
According to NYDailyNews.com, hackers took over PBS's website to post the phony Tupac story because they weren't happy with how Wikileaks was portrayed in a recent Frontline documentary called WikiSecrets. The group responsible identified themselves as LulzSec.
"We just finished watching WikiSecrets and were less than impressed. We decided to sail our Lulz Boat over to the PBS servers for further... perusing," the statement said.
LulzSec also posted email addresses of PBS staff members and passwords to its Twitter page.
The story has since been pulled, but you can read a cached version here.