Big Pun unfortunately passed away on February 7, 2000, at the age of 28. The beloved Bronx MC battled with weight issues throughout his life and suffered a fatal heart attack and respiratory failure. At the time of his death, he was 698 pounds. Pun left behind his wife, Liza Rios; two daughters, Amandaand Vanessa; and a son, Christopher. Pun's legacy lives on as his son is a rising MC who goes by the name Chris Rivers and is just as sick on the mic as his old man.
Big Pun's posthumous sophomore album, Yeeeah Baby, was released in April 2000 and featured the smash single "It's So Hard" with Donell Jones.The album went on to sell over 500,000 copies and has earned a gold plaque.