"Biggie Smalls" was killed *(15 years ago) * by a drive-by shooter in Los Angeles. 15 Years Later, The Murder Remains Unsolved. The rapper died when he was only 24 years old, only 6 months after Tupac Shakur was murdered. The two rappers had been friends, and there's a lot of speculation that their killings were connected. He was so young — just starting to push the boundaries of his genre and tell stories about people whose voices don't get heard.
Birth name Christopher George Latore Wallace (May 21, 1972 - March 9, 1997),
Also known as Biggie Smalls, The Notorious B.I.G., Big Poppa was killed by an unknown assailant in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles. His double-disc set Life After Death, released 15 days later, hit #1 on the U.S. album charts.