Chris ‘Big Black’ Boykin Dead: Best & Funniest Moments

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Entertainer Christopher ‘Big Black’ Boykin attends the 2014 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 13, 2014. (Getty)

The entertainment world has been struck with the loss of another one of its stars.

Chris “Big Black” Boykin, best known for his role on the MTV reality show Rob & Big, died at the age of 45 on May 9, TMZ reported.

Boykin’s cause of death was a heart attack, his representative told People. He died Tuesday morning and is survived by his 9-year-old daughter.

He was Rob Dyrdek‘s best friend and bodyguard on Rob & Big, which ran from 2006-2008. He also appeared on Dyrdek’s spinoff show, Fantasy Factory.

During the run of the two shows, Rob and Big got into a bunch of adventures in Dyrdek’s “playhouse,” also known as the factory. Skits revolved around characters running around and performing pranks and attempting to set Guiness world records.

However, Dyredek and Boykin’s relationship reportedly became strained through the show’s run, and Dyrdek spoke openly about it on In Depth with Graham Bensinger in 2016.

Dyrdek sent out a tweet hours after his death was reported that said he was shocked at the unexpected death of his longtime friend.

Rob and “Big Black” got their start back in the early 2000s in a skit for DC Shoes. They did so again in DC Video: Deluxe Edition DVD before starting the MTV show.

MTV released a statement to People that said it was very tough to hear the news of his death.

MTV is deeply saddened to learn the news of Christopher ‘Big Black’ Boykin’s passing. He was a longtime and beloved member of the MTV family and will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends at this time.

Before heading into the entertainment industry, Boykin served in the U.S. Navy.

Here are some of “Big Black’s” best and funniest moments from when he was on TV:


A Sneak Peek of Fantasy Factory Brought the Hilarious “Big Black” Back Into the Fold


Fantasy Factory | 'Rob & Big' Official Sneak Peek | MTVFantasy Factory airs Thursdays at 10/9c on MTV. Subscribe to MTV: goo.gl/NThuhC The death-defying comedy genius of Rob Dyrdek reaches unprecedented levels of inspiration and laughter with familiar faces Chris "Drama" Pfaff, Christopher "Big Black" Boykin, Scott "The Big Cat" Pfaff, Chanel West Coast, and his Ridiculousness co-host Sterling "Steelo" Brim. More from MTV: Official…2015-02-10T21:56:41.000Z

Dyrdek & Big Black Gave a Hilarious Tour of Their House on MTV Cribs


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“Big Black” Was Introduced as Dyrdek’s Security Guard Early On


Rob meets big blacklike us on facebook: facebook.com/3mileislandmusic2009-09-04T21:19:30.000Z

“Big Black” Became Known for His Hilarious, Short Quips


Big Black's Funniest LineBig blacks funniest line for Rob Dyrdeks Fantasy Factory.2012-05-10T23:58:35.000Z

“Big Black” Spoke Out On Dyrdek’s Relationship With Him


Big Black from Rob & Big Finally Speaks Out about Rob Dyrdek- NEW!Christopher "Big Black" Boykins Speaks out at last! UPDATE: Rob & Big are back. Big Black at Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory: twitpic.com/2uk9bf2010-07-18T20:53:39.000Z

Dyrdek & “Big Black” Once Played a Prank With a Dead Rat


Rob and Big funny momentI do not own this video.2012-09-12T22:53:18.000Z


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