notorious bigIf someone you loved was brutally murdered, would you want to be faced with the grisly details of his death 15 years later? I don't know that I would. Too bad the family of Notorious B.I.G. doesn't have much choice. The 24-year-old rapper's shooting and death is back in the news today with the release of his never-before-seen autopsy report -- and I'm not surprised it's never been seen until now, because it ain't pretty. Of course, we already knew some of the details: Christopher Wallace, a.k.a. Biggie Smalls, was struck four times in a drive-by shooting on Wilshire Boulevard. By the time they got him to the hospital, it was too late. He died on March 9, 1997.

And that's all we need to know -- all we should know. STOP THERE! Leave the rest for his family and the police. Unfortunately, because the entire autopsy report was leaked, we now know too much.

I won't talk about it here, but the report reads like a monologue from CSI (he was murdered, after all). Anyone who feels like it can find out exactly where and how Wallace was shot, what the bullets did to his body, how his life was ended. I can't imagine how his mother feels about that. I can't imagine how any mother would feel about that.

Biggie was just sitting in the passenger seat of a Chevy Suburban at the time, minding his own business, recently-hired bodyguards in the backseat (ironically). He didn't deserve to die. Doesn't he deserve to rest in peace?

Do you think the details of Notorious B.I.G.'s autopsy report should have been made public?


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