Russell Poole


Age: 60

Summary: retired Los Angeles police detective who handled the murder case of rapper Biggie Smalls and worked on the Smalls case for about a year after the 24-year-old rapper (born Christopher Wallace and known also as Notorious B.I.G.) was shot to death while sitting in a car at a red light in Mid-Whilshire on March 9, 1997 as the New York rapper's death spawned countless conspiracy theories, among them that it was somehow connected to the Las Vegas slaying of rapper Tupac Shakur six months earlier because they and their respective record companies were seen as rivals, but neither killing has been solved.

Cause of Death: Heart attack

Born: January 2, 1955

Died: August 19, 2015

Los Angeles, California