Tupac Shakur

Toronto Star/ZUMA Press

It's been nearly 17 years since Tupac Shakur's tragic death, and now, someone from his closest camp has also passed. 

Frank Alexander (known as "Big Frank"), the former bodyguard of the late rapper, was found dead in his Murrieta, Calif., home Sunday night after police responded to a 911 call regarding a possible suicide, according to a report by Murrieta Patch.

The cause of death has not been released. Alexander was reportedly found with a gunshot wound to the head. 

"The death is being investigated to determine if indeed it was a suicide," Murrieta Police Lt. Tony Conrad told Patch. "It does appear to be a suicide, but the Coroner's Office will make the final determination."

Big Frank served as Shakur's personal bodyguard in 1996—the last year of the legendary rapper's life.

He co-authored and published a book based on his experiences in 1998 titled Got Your Back: The Life of a Bodyguard in the Hardcore World of Gangsta Rap.

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