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Tupac Shakur's final words were reportedly 'f**k you'.
The late rapper, who died from injuries sustained in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas in September 1996, is said to have sworn at police officer Chris Carroll, who was one of the first responders on the scene.
According to the official, he repeatedly tried to ask Tupac - who was 25 at the time of his death - who had shot him but the 'Changes' star was uncooperative.
He explained: "I'm asking him, 'Who shot you? What happened? Who did it?' And he was just kind of ignoring me. He was making eye contact with me here and there, but he's trying to yell at Suge [Knight, Tupac's friend and record label boss]. And I kept asking over and over, 'Who did this? Who shot you?' And he basically kept ignoring me.
However, Chris claims he witnessed a swift change in the rapper's demeanour as he realised he wouldn't make it.
The now retired policeman told VegasSeven.com: "All of a sudden in the snap of a finger, he changed. And he went from struggling to speak to an 'I'm at peace' type of thing. Just like that.
"I looked at him and said one more time, 'Who shot you?' He looked at me and he took a breath to get the words out, and he opened his mouth, then the words came out: 'Fuck you.'
"After that, he started gurgling and slipping out of consciousness."
Tupac died six days later in hospital and has since become an influential figure in rap music, enjoying posthumous success and notoriety for both his music and personal life.