Punisher, who was enjoying the
success he had achieved with Jennifer Lopez' "Feelin' So
Good" single, suffered a fatal heart attack and was pronounced
dead Monday afternoon at the age of 28. A hospital spokesperson,
and Loud Records declined to discuss details of the rapper's condition.
The only information was that Big Pun was dead on arrival at the
hospital at approximately 4 p.m. Monday afternoon (Feb. 7th).
Big Pun, whose real
name is Christopher Rios is survived by a wife and three children.
Big Pun was a no show for the performance of "Feelin So Good"
on Saturday Night Live with Fat Joe and Lopez. Loud Records will
release the now posthumous "Yeehah Baby" in April. If
you live in any major city, you have seen the stickers featuring
Big Pun as the Michael Jordan "Jumpman" Logo, with the
words "Yeehah" on the sticker. Big Punisher will be
missed by all.