Rappers Who Have Been Killed

Oct. 30, 2002 — Jam Master Jay, 37, of Run-DMC, shot at recording studio in New York's Queens borough.

March 28, 1999 — Freaky Tah, 27, of Lost Boyz, shot as he leaves a party in Queens.

April 5, 1997 — Albert Thomas, 22, of U.N.L.V., found shot in a car in New Orleans.

March 9, 1997 — The Notorious B.I.G., 24, shot while sitting in his car outside party celebrating the Soul Train Music Awards in Los Angeles.

Sept. 13, 1996 — Tupac Shakur, 25, dies nearly a week after a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas. He had been riding with a record company executive down the casino Strip.

Nov. 30, 1995 — Randy Walker, 27, who used the stage name Stretch, shot several times while driving through Queens. His van hits a tree and flips, killing him.

Nov. 3, 1991 — Christopher Bender, 19, shot as he sits in a car with a relative in Brockton, Mass. He had released two albums and had just signed to Atlantic Records.

May 1, 1991 — Ronnie Newt, 16, lead singer for the Newtrons, shot while allegedly holding up a convenience store in San Bernardino, Calif.