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Christopher Rios

(Big Pun)
Age: 28

charismatic rapper who weighed in at nearly 700 pounds. Big Pun was known for his rapid-fire rhymes. He classified his style as “sophisticated hard-core.” His Capital Punishment was the first album by a solo Latino rapper to go platinum. He died of complications from obesity.

Died: White Plains, N.Y., Feb. 7, 2000

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