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Christopher 'Big Black' Boykin Was Hospitalized For Heart Issues Prior to Passing

Christopher 'Big Black' Boykin Was Hospitalized For Heart Issues Prior to Passing

Christopher “Big Black” Boykin was in the hospital for days before his untimely passing, according to TMZ.

The 45-year-old Rob & Big star was dealing with heart issues and doctors thought he’d eventually need a heart transplant.

Big Black‘s ex-wife Shannon Turley says doctors tried to resuscitate him for 30 minutes after his heart gave out on Tuesday afternoon (May 9).

The former couple, who share a nine-year-old daughter named Isis, had been living together due to his declining health.

“This is Shannon, Big Black‘s ex-wife, I’m heartbroken to tell you of Black‘s passing. He’s everything to me and Isis and we will miss him,” Shannon wrote on his Twitter.

Our thoughts continue to be with Big Black‘s family and friends during this difficult time.

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