Tupac's name has been making headlines ever since a futuristic-looking hologram of the late rapper appeared onstage at last weekend's Coachella festival.

Now, even bigger news emerges as close friend of Pac - Suge Knight - (who was with Tupac when he was shot in Vegas), says he's NOT convinced that Shakur is really dead.

The former Death Row Records boss was recently on 93.5 KDay in L.A. with Tattoo and Cee Cee when he began to question the death of the rapper and suggested that he perhaps faked the whole thing.

"Maybe the question is ... Pac's not really dead ... Pac's somewhere else," Knight says.

"Nobody seen Tupac dead", Suge added when asked about Tupac's body.

Suge also spoke on the cremation of Shakur's body:

"The person who supposedly cremated Tupac ... this guy got about 3 million dollars .. personally from me ... cash ... and next thing I know I never heard from the guy or seen him again ... he retired and left."

Anyone think there's any truth to this story?

Source: TMZ