Christopher Lee Rio better known by his stage name Big Pun was an American rapper and actor. He was born in November 10, 1971 in Bronx, New York city. He started his music career as Big moon Dawg before switching his stage name to Big punisher. Big pun came to prominence in 90s for his work with Fat Joe and the terror squad
He was musically discovered by Fat Joe in 1995.Rio struggled with weight issues his entire adult life. He weighed 82kgs at the of 18 which increased to 140kgs at 21.
On February 5, 2000 Rio withdrew from a planned suturday night live performance with Fat Joe and Jennifer Lopez due to illness. Two days later while staying at a hotel with his family in white plains, new york he suffered a heart attack and respiratory failure and was taken to a hospital,where he died at the age of 28 after paramedics were unable to revive him. His weight had reached a peak of 317kgs
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