We had the scoop from Cathy Scott soon as the photo was first reported... Stay tuned to hear from Richard Garcia the Tupac Actor used in the photo recreation for a TruthAboutTupac.com Exlusive
Tupac Actor -- That's NOT Real Tupac Autopsy Pic in Banned Music Video
The ghost of Tupac Shakur is haunting Wyclef Jean ... whose music video just got yanked from YouTube because someone thinks it features a grisly pic of 'Pac's autopsy -- but TMZ has learned it's just an impersonator with great makeup.
The scene in Wyclef's "April Showers" video looks eerily similar to an infamous photo of Tupac's corpse -- partially cut open during his autopsy -- and published in Cathy Scott's book, "The Killing of Tupac Shakur."
Scott tells us she's convinced the image in the video is the real deal -- she's the one who complained to YouTube -- but Tupac impersonator Richard Garcia tells TMZ he's actually the stiff.
Garcia says he was hired to re-create the autopsy for the video's anti-gun violence theme -- and it required 8 hours of makeup ... even though it only appears for a quick moment.
We told Scott about Garcia's role -- but she insists the image is TOO perfect, and must be the photo.
Our guess ... the video will be back on YouTube soon.
See Wyclef's video "April Showers" here: http://www.tmz.com/2014/05/08/tupac-shakur-impersonator-autopsy-pho...