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Where and/or how did Big Pun and Liza Rios meet?
They met in junior high school.
Why did Big Pun and Liza Rios break up?
Other Relationship Information about Big Pun and Liza Rios:
Liza was the victim of domestic violence at the hands of Big Pun throughout their relationship. One particular pistol whipping incident was captured on videotape in their home via installed home cameras.
On February 7, 2000, Big Pun suffered a fatal heart attack and respiratory failure while temporarily staying with family at a Crowne Plaza Hotel in White Plains, New York during a home renovation. Pun was pronounced dead at the hospital after paramedics could not revive him. He reportedly weighed 698 pounds at the time of his death.
Liza held an auction in 2005 for her deceased husband's Terror Squad medallion, citing financial difficulties in the wake of Pun's death, and again claiming to have not received any royalty checks for Pun's posthumous album sales (with the exception of a small check from the sales of Endangered Species).
In 2002, Pun's widow, Liza Rios, released a documentary about her late husband, Still Not A Player. The film features commentary from many of Pun's close friends and family members, details the struggles with his weight, and also reveals how at times, Pun would become physically abusive with his wife - in one scene, he is caught on camera while pistol whipping her. The release of the documentary and its content caused a falling out between Fat Joe and Rios, as Rios repeatedly claimed to have not received any royalties from the sales of Endangered Species.