When did Big Pun Die? Big Pun passed away on February 7, 2000
Christopher”Big Pun” Rios was a Puerto Rican New York rapper from the South Bronx that was a rising star when he died at the young age of 28. His 1997 album Capital Punishment had the classic rap song “Still Not a Player” and set him up for major success.
He was scheduled to perform with Fat Joe and Jennifer Lopez but had to cancel. His weight was nearly 700 pounds when he died of a heart attack days later. Rios has endured in the memories of rap listeners for generations and his wordplay and speed rap made him one of the greats.