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Christopher 'Big Black' Boykin Dead - 'Rob & Big' Star Dies at 45

Christopher 'Big Black' Boykin Dead - 'Rob & Big' Star Dies at 45

Christopher “Big Black” Boykin, star of MTV’s hit reality series Rob & Big, has sadly passed away, according to TMZ.

The reality star, who was the best friend and bodygaurd of skateboarder Rob Dyrdek, died on Tuesday morning (May 9) at the age of 45.

There is no word yet on his cause of death.

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Rob & Big ran on MTV from 2006 to 2008 and Big Black also appeared on the show’s spin-off, Fantasy Factory.

The duo were often seen taking part in ridiculous stunts including breaking Guinness records, buying a mini horse and catching people with their net gun.

Our thoughts are with Big Black‘s family and friends during this difficult time.

UPDATE: Read Rob Dyrdek‘s statement about Big Black‘s untimely passing.

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Posted to: Christopher Boykin, RIP

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  • faye guinn

    I really like Big. He was a nice guy.

  • GreenEagle

    Rob and Big’s house on the TV show was down the street from us on North Knoll drive in Hollywood. I remember seeing them, and seeing handlers walking the little horse.

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