On October 14, 1993, he made a last-minute flight from New York to Aberdeen to visit Joshua Torres, an 11-year-old fan dying of complications from muscular dystrophy. The meeting was private: no television cameras; no live broadcast by the radio station that had helped set up the meeting. Tupac spent 30 to 40 minutes with Joshua. He held Joshua’s hand, talked to him, cried with him. Then, he was gone, and within two hours, Joshua was dead.