Christopher ‘Big Black’ Boykin, star of MTV’s Rob & Big has died at the age of 45 after suffering a heart attack, according to Entertainment Weekly.
Boykin rose to fame a friend and bodyguard of professional skateboarder Rob Dyrdek. He co-starred with Dyrdek on MTV’s Rob & Big from 2006 until 2008 and was also featured on Dyrdek’s other shows Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory (2009 – 2015) and Ridiculousness (2011 – ). He also launched a clothing line for big and tall men DO WORK Clothing!.
Boykin is survived by his 9-year old daughter.
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