NEW YORK– Rumors that Tupac Shakur is alive spread quickly this weekend after hackers published a false story on the PBS News Hour website claiming that the deceased rapper is living in New Zealand.

The fake story reported:

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. 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.

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“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.”

Read more at Huffingtonpost.com

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