Christopher ‘Big Black’ Boykin Of ‘Rob & Big’ Dead At Age 45

Ford Springer | Contributor

Christopher “Big Black” Boykin, from the hit MTV show “Rob & Big,” has died at the age of 45.

(Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for MTV)

(Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for MTV)

The former reality television star passed away Tuesday morning after suffering a heart attack, according to People.

Boykin starred on “Rob & Big” alongside professional skateboarder Rob Dyrdek for 19 episodes and three years before the duo called it quits after experiencing a falling out. The two friends later reunited on another MTV show called “Fantasy Factory.”

(Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)

(Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)

Before Boykin became a reality star as Dyrdek’s bodyguard, he served in the United States Navy, according to TMZ.

“Big Black” is survived by his 9-year-old daughter, Isis Ray Boykin.

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