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PBS Hacked, Releases Story that Rapper Tupac is Alive

"Tupac still alive in New Zealand" was the headline that many read Sunday night on PBS' website. The story was posted for a couple of hours as a result of hackers until it was finally taken down.

The link for the fake story now results in a "404" error message but the original version can be found on the Huffington Post website.

The story reported by PBS' newshour starts off saying, "Prominent rapper Tupac has been found alive and well in a small resort in New Zealand, locals report. The small town - unnamed due to security risks - allegedly housed Tupac and Biggie Smalls (another rapper) for several years."

Lulzsec took credit for the PBS hack over the weekend. But rumors already circulated quickly through social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook as people were actually believing the rapper has been alive 15 years after his reported death in 1996. Tupac died in a Las Vegas shooting.

The fake story also read, One local, David File, recently passed away, leaving evidence and reports of Tupac's visit in a diary, which he requested be shipped to his family in the United States.

"We were amazed to see what David left behind," said one of sisters, Jasmine, aged 31. "We thought it best to let the world know as we feel this doesn't deserve to be kept secret."

Well these rumors aren't true folks, people have been spreading this news for years and will believe anything. I guess some started believing that new Rick Ross remix "Tupac Back." There's also a Biggie and Big Pun version, so are they alive too?

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