54 year old Frank “Big Frank” Alexander, rapper Tupac Shakur’s former handpicked bodyguard was found dead in his Murrieta, CA home on April 28, 2013. It’s being reported that it was suicide. He was found with a bullet wound to the head. There haven’t been any further reports following Big Frank’s death.
Big Frank was Tupac’s bodyguard on the night of the 1996 shooting in Las Vegas, NV. In several interviews, Big Frank has said he was ordered –by the company he worked for– not to take any weapons or radio with him to Las Vegas. In 1998, two years after Tupac’s death, Frank wrote the book, Got Your Back: The Life of a Bodyguard in the Hardcore World of Gangsta Rap.
In recent interviews, Big Frank spoke openly about Suge Knight, the music industry and Tupac. He has said Suge Knight was a bully, Tupac did in fact sleep with Faith Evans, and he said he owned the rights to unseen footage of Tupac. Big Frank talked about starting a PayPal account and charging five dollars to those interested in seeing the footage. He said he was willing to donate ten percent of the money earned to the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation.
Big Frank wasn’t interested in giving up his ownership of the footage, however, he did give Tupac’s mother Afeni Shakur a courtesy copy. Unseen footage of an artist as popular as Tupac is a big deal in the music industry and is worth a lot of money. Many people believe Big Frank was murdered. Could this have been a reason why?
Johny “Johnny J” Jackson was the man behind many of Tupac’s hit songs, All Eyez On Me, Picture Me Rolling, Me Against The World, All About U, How Do You Want It, Life Goes On, Wonda Why They Call U Bitch, and many more.
On October 3, 2008, it was reported that Johnny J committed suicide after jumping from an upper tier at Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles, CA. He was serving time for a DWI. He was 39 years old.
In an interview Johnny conducted six months before his death, he said he had over 30 unreleased Tupac tracks in his vault. Conspiracy theorist believe this had something to do with his death.
People are still questioning what really happened to Big Frank. Someone by the user name MCNewYork71, who interviewed Big Frank about eight months before his death, posted this on his Youtube channel:
“from what i have been told by multiple people, he committed suicide. Now i find this very hard to believe, especially since i interviewed him last year and talked to him throughout the months afterwards. Frank was very Christian and a follower of Jesus Christ and very encouraging and uplifting. He would send me emails that helped me as well as others out, he would send text the same way. He was a great man and a good spiritual advisor. I’ll miss him and I’m glad to have spoke to him. RIP”