On March 9, 1997, less than six months after Tupac’s murder, Biggie was shot and killed.
Biggie was leaving a party in Los Angeles after the Soul Train Awards. He was sitting in an SUV when another vehicle pulled up next to his and shot him. The shooter, who fired at Biggie at least five times (Biggie was hit four times), fled the scene. Biggie died later that night. He was 24 years old.
A spokesperson for the LAPD told Business Insider of Biggie's murder, "The case is still open. As long as a case has not been solved, it remains open."