BY PETER HAILEY
Rap legend Tupac Shakur would have turned 44 on Monday, and people around the world paid homage to the musical icon whose life ended tragically 19 years ago.
Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and other websites were filled with pictures of Shakur, as well as messages that lamented the rapper's death and quoted some of the artist's most famous lyrics. Fans of all ages and walks of life took time to remember Shakur -- showing just how wide his reach was -- including two current Redskins and a popular former one.
DeSean Jackson, Pierre Garçon and Santana Moss all turned to Instagram and dedicated a post to Tupac. Jackson, who has many photos on his page of him next to some of today's top rappers, put up this picture of Shakur:
A photo posted by Desean Jackson (@0ne0fone) on Jun 16, 2015 at 2:00pm PDT
Next is Garçon, who posted a picture of lyrics from Shakur's "Keep Ya Head Up":
A photo posted by Pierre Garcon (@pierregarcon) on Jun 16, 2015 at 1:02pm PDT
And finally, Moss, a fan favorite for the last decade who won't be returning to the team for an 11th season, posted this picture in honor of Shakur.
Tupac is consistently ranked as one of the most influential rap artists of all time, and going by the messages left on social media by Jackson, Garçon and Moss, it's obvious that his music influenced these Redskins.