Late hip-hop star Tupac Shakur was overwhelmed when he received a letter from Taxi actor Tony Danza during a spell behind bars.

The HAIL MARY rapper, who was gunned down in 1996, makes the revelation in video footage shown in the OSCAR-nominated documentary TUPAC: RESURRECTION.

Shakur said, "When I was in jail, a lot of people supported me. JASMINE Guy, Jada Pinkett, MICKEY ROURKE - he just wrote me funny stories.

"But the name that sticks out in my head the most, I keep saying this, is Tony Danza. To me he is the bomb forever. I will be his number one fan forever 'cause when I got his letter I was like, 'Whoa!' I think I was screaming out to everybody, 'Guess who wrote!'"

25/02/2005 09:57