CRIME
05/03/2013 03:27 pm ET | Updated May 03, 2013

Frank Alexander, Tupac Shakur's Former Bodyguard, Found Dead

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"Big Frank," the former body guard of late rapper Tupac "2Pac" Shakur, was found dead in his California home Sunday night.

Frank Alexander, 54, was pronounced dead by Murrieta, Calif. officials after police responded to a 911 call regarding a possible suicide, the Murrieta Patch reported. Police said they could not release the identity of the caller.

Alexander was found with a gunshot wound to the head, Murrieta Police Lt. Tony Conrad told The Huffington Post in an email. The death is being investigated as a suicide.

"It does appear to be a suicide but the Riverside County Coroner's Office will make the final determination," Conrad said.

On his website, Alexander said that he worked as Tupac's "handpicked personal bodyguard" during the last year of the rapper's life. In June, 1998, he wrote "Got Your Back: The Life of a Bodyguard in the Hardcore World of Gangsta Rap."

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