The world lost one of the best rappers of all-time when 'Pac died in September 1996 after getting shot on the Las Vegas Strip by a still-unknown gunman. But it's important to remember that we could have lost him much earlier. The Cali representative survived a shootout at Quad Studios in New York City in November 1994. He later accused Diddy, Notorious B.I.G. and Bad Boy affiliates of carrying out the hit on his life, but they maintained their innocence in the matter and the shooter was never identified.