Rob & Big Star Christopher “Big Black” Boykin Has Died At 45

The MTV star passed on Tuesday morning.

<i>Rob & Big</i> Star Christopher “Big Black” Boykin Has Died At 45 Christopher "Big Black" Boykin at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards.   Michael Buckner / Getty Images

Christopher "Big Black" Boykin died on Tuesday morning at 45, TMZ is reporting.

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Boykin was known for being half of the titular duo on MTV's Rob & Big, which ran on the network from 2006-2008. The reality show followed professional skateboarder Rob Dyrdek and Boykin, his bodyguard/best friend, as they got into antics in their daily life.

Boykin's cause of death is not yet known. He is survived by his 9-year-old daughter.

May 09, 2017
Rob & Big Star Christopher “Big Black” Boykin Has Died At 45