Noreaga And Fat Joe Celebrate Big Pun’s Life

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Mikey Fresh / February 7, 2011

[AllHipHop News] A variety of rappers are paying homage to the late Big Pun, who died 11-years ago today (February 7th).

Big Pun was a member of Fat Joe’s legendary Terror Squad, which at one point, featured members like Cool & Dre, DJ Khaled, Armageddon, Cuban Link, Remy Ma, Triple Seis, Tony Sunshine and others. Big Pun, born Christopher Rios, died February 7th 2000 of a heart attack brought on by excessive weight.

Pun suffered from a heart attack while staying at a Crowne Plaza Hotel in White Plains New York. Paramedics could not revive the rapper, who was up to 698 pounds. Queens rapper Noreaga revealed that Big Pun was his first close friend in the music industry.

“Pun was my 1st friend in Hiphop,” Noreaga tweeted. “[The] 1st industry dude I trusted and hung out wit and he turned into being my brother.”

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