‘Suge’ Knight Through the Years

A look at “Suge” Knight, co-founder of Death Row Records, through the years, from attending movie premieres to being charged with robbery.

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In this Aug. 15, 1996, file photo, rapper Tupac Shakur, left, and Marion "Suge" Knight, attend a voter registration event in South Central Los Angeles. On Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, Knight was at the wheel of a car involved in an fatal collision between his pickup truck and two pedestrians in Compton, a lawyer for Knight said.
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Death Row Records co-founder Marion "Suge" Knight appears in court for a bail review hearing in this Oct. 1996 file photo. Knight had to answer questions about the label's finances when attorneys interviewed him in prison, Judge Gregory O'Brien ruled in 1997.
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CEO of Death Row Records Suge Knight and Natalie Nunn (far right) pose for a photo with Natalie's guests after the college football game between the Oregon State Beavers and the USC Trojans on Nov. 3, 2007 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles. USC defeated Oregon State 24-3.
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CEO and President of Death Row Records Marion 'Suge' Knight attends the 44th Annual Grammy Awards after party at The Deep Club February 27, 2002 in Hollywood, CA.
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Music producer Marion "Suge" Knight of Death Row records exits Los Angeles County Jail after being in jail for over two months for parole violations on February 26, 2002 in Los Angeles, California. A panel of State parole board members dropped several counts of the violations and ordered his released. His only charge was for associating with known gang members.
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Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight smokes a cigar as he surrenders to police early Friday, Jan. 30, 2015 to face murder charges in connection with a fatal hit-and-run in Compton.
Suge Knight celebrates Primp Clothing's Spring line for MAGIC Week at Blush Nightclub in the Wynn Las Vegas Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009.
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Music producer Suge Knight, left, and guest host D.L.Hughley appear at CBS Studios for a taping of "The Late Late Show" on Nov. 18, 2004 in Los Angeles.
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Knight and comedian Katt Williams were arrested and charged with robbery after a celebrity photographer reported the men stole her camera in September 2014. Knight is shown here in a mugshot provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
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Marion 'Suge' Knight (L) makes a court appearance with his lawyer Thomas Mesereau at Criminal Courts Building on July 7, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. Knight is charged with murder and attempted murder after a hit-and-run incident following an argument in a parking lot January 29, 2015.
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Marion "Suge" Knight appears in court for his bail hearing at Criminal Courts Building on March 20, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. Knight collapsed during the court proceedings. Knight is charged with murder and attempted murder after a hit-and-run incident following an argument in a parking lot on January 29.
This August 2008 file photo provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight.
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Music producer Marion "Suge" Knight attends the Belvedere Ultra Lounge Day 4 At Club OPM on Feb. 17, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight walks out of the Los Angeles County jail on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003, in Los Angeles. A parole board ordered the release of Knight, who had been jailed for associating with gang members. Four of five charges against Knight were dropped.
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Music producer Suge Knight attends the Los Angeles premiere of "Half Past Dead" at Loews Century Plaza Cinema on Nov. 7, 2002 in Century City.
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Record producer Marion Suge Knight attends the 7th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards August 28, 2001 in Santa Monica, CA.
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Marian "Suge" Kinght (R) and his Lawyer David E Kenner (L) appear at his arraignmet at Compton Courthouse on February 3, 2015 in Compton, California. Knight is charged with murder and attempted murder after a hit-and-run incident following an argument in a parking lot on January 29.
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Music Producer Suge Knight is seen in the audience during the BET Awards 05 at the Kodak Theatre on June 28, 2005 in Hollywood, California.
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Marion 'Suge' Knight (L), who is charged with murder, attempted murder and hit-and-run for allegedly running down two men in Compton killing one of them, appears in court for his arraignment at Criminal Courts Building April 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. Knight has been ordered to stand trial and is being re-arraigned on murder charges after he was involved in an argument with two men in a Compton restaurant parking lot and struck them with his vehicle in January.
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Suge Knight leaves midtown hotel to promote CD's for his label Death Row Records October 15, 2004 in New York City.
Producer Suge Knight attends Posing Heroes, "A Dog Day Afternoon" Benefiting A Wish For Animals - Inside on March 30, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
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