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Big Black, Of MTV’s ‘Rob And Big,’ Has Died At 45 Years Old

Posted May 10

Here is some very sad news: Christopher “Big Black” Boykin died Tuesday morning. “Big Black” (as his fans called him) starred alongside Rob Dyrdek on MTV’s “Rob and Big.” The popular show followed the best friends as they pulled pranks, performed stunts, and got into all kinds of scrapes together.

A representative for Big told PEOPLE magazine that the cause of death was a heart attack. The star was only 45 years old, and he leaves behind a 9-year-old daughter, Isis. His ex-wife shared their grief on Big’s Twitter account:

So heartbreaking.

Big got into the entertainment business in a roundabout manner. He began his career serving in the U.S. Navy, and from there the 6′ 6,” 375-lb Big began working for skateboarding star Dyrdek as a security guard. It was not long before the duo became fast friends, and their hilarious camaraderie made for perfect television. Their show “Rob and Big” was a fan favorite on MTV, and Big also later appeared in other programs with Dyrdek such as “Fantasy Factory” and “Ridiculousness.”

Although the two friends had a famous falling out (Dyrdek said that fame complicated their friendship and lead to ego issues on both sides), they reconciled in recent years. Dyrdek is deeply saddened by the passing of his long-time pal, and he had this to say about Big:

Dyrdek’s tweets about his beloved buddy continued into the night, as he shared fond memories of the star, including when Big met his son Kodah:

Big’s other co-stars such as Chanel West Coast shared their feelings as well:

And Steelo Brim said this about the lovable reality star:

Rapper Angel Haze gave her condolences as well:

Big touched so many people with his humor, warmth and kind spirit. He will be greatly missed, and here’s wishing his family and friends comfort during this time.

[h/t: TMZ]

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