The group who made the controversial Tupac
hologram for this year's Coachella Festival
has gone bankrupt.
Digital Domain Group
, which has been running for almost 20 years, had also worked on special effects for movies including "Pirates Of The Caribbean
" and "Titanic
In its court filings, the company said it had simply "run out of cash," according to Music Week
Its Tupac hologram caused a frenzy when the deceased rap star appeared alongside Snoop Dog
(now called Snoop Lion
) on stage at Coachella. It prompted both excitement and concern among fans of other deceased artists, and raised an important question: who owns your rights when you're dead?
The news comes shortly after the company had confirmed a series of Elvis Presley
likenesses for not only live shows but entertainment on other platforms, though wouldn't offer further details.
Digital Domain Group could still live on, as a private firm has already offered $15 million for its core production business.
In April we ran a list of the top 10 most wanted hologram musicians
, topped by Jimi Hendrix
, Freddie Mercury
and Ronnie James Dio
Who would you like to come back from the dead and perform on stage again? Let us know in the comments.