He is partly remembered for his skills as a lyricist.
But, long before he was a successful recording artist, Tupac Shakur was busy writing other prose for another loyal audience – namely, a high-school crush.
According to TMZ, a 1988 love letter by the late star surfaced on Monday as part of a $34,000 (£24,000) auction sale by US company Moments In Time.
The gossip website report how he penned the heartfelt note to a girl in his drama class he jokingly referred to as ‘Beethoven’ because of her piano skills. He begins the letter by saying:
“Felt compelled to write u. Can’t really explain it, but feel good vibes from u.
”Want u to know that u can tell me anything and if u ever need a shoulder 2 cry on, you can cry on mine.
“As u will soon find out, I do not spare words, I say what I feel. So if something I say scares u please don’t panic because I tend 2 get over emotional.’
‘It’s almost like I’ve known you 4 years.’
‘We have so much in common. We both love Prince, we’ve both had out hearts broken and we both love candles’.
He signs it off with: ‘What else could I ask for? C U 2morrow Beethoven. 4 eternity’.