Christopher Rios -- aka "Big Punisher" -- was born on November 10, 1971, in Bronx, New York. His first album Capital Punishment hit No. 1 on the hip-hop/R&B charts and he became the first Latino rapper to go platinum. Pun was proud of his Puerto Rican heritage and became an icon within his community. Weighing nearly 700 pounds, he died of heart failure in February 2000.