It’s Been 25 Years Since Tupac Shakur Died Tupac was 25 years old when he died 25 years ago. Monday September 13th is the 25th anniversary of his passing. LA Times reported Chuck Phillips investigated the shooting death of Tupac and found Orlando Anderson was the main shooter. Orlando Anderson was later killed in an unrelated shooting. If Tupac and Biggie were still alive which rappers do you think would not have risen to fame?