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Calvin Lockhart (born Bert Cooper; October 18, 1934 – March 29, 2007) was a Bahamian-American actor on stage and in film. He was best known for the role of a big-time gangster "Biggie Smalls" in the 1975 film Let's Do It Again, not to be confused with the deceased rapper Biggie Smalls. Christopher Wallace took the alias from Lockhart's character before a lawsuit forced Wallace to change it to Notorious B.I.G.
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Success and wealth hardly brought peace to Biggie’s life. In the immediate aftermath of Ready to Die’s popularity, the rapper found himself in constant fear. In 1994, he told The New York Times that he was disliked for having more money, which came with his fame. The large rapper—at 6 feet and three inches, and tipping the scales at nearly 400 pounds—said that he jumped whenever the door to his apartment building opened, fearing that someone might want to hurt him. Biggie’s fear led to…
On September 7, 1996, Tupac Shakur was in the passenger seat of Suge Knight’s car when a white Cadillac pulled up next to them, rolled down its windows, and fired multiple rounds into Shakur’s passenger seat (he died the following week). A few months later, on March 9, 1997, while waiting at a Los Angeles stoplight, the Notorious B.I.G. (birth name: Christopher George Latore Wallace) met the same fate. Neither murder case has ever been solved.