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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.


feet Rob & Big Star Christopher Boykin Dead At 45Bradford Hornsby is an editor, music writer, web producer, and pop culture blogger for CBS stations in the San Francisco Bay Area. Find him on Twitter at @bradfordhornsby.



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