Christopher 'Big Black' Boykin Passes Away

Christopher ‘Big Black’ Boykin Passes Away

It’s with a heavy heart that I report Christopher “Big Black” Boykin, best known as the lovable big guy on MTV’s “Rob & Black,” has passed away.

He was 45.

Via TMZ:

His rep tells us Chris died Tuesday morning. No official cause of death yet, but multiple people connected to Chris tell us they believe it was a heart attack.

He was Rob’s best friend and bodyguard on their reality show, which ran from 2006 to 2008 — and also later appeared on ‘Fantasy Factory.’

The pals got into a bunch of random adventures — like breaking Guinness World Records, exorcising their house, installing an ATM … and, of course, catching people with their net gun.

Before he was a TV star, Boykin served in the U.S. Navy. He’s survived by his 9-year-old daughter.

My condolences and prayers go out to Big Black’s family during this difficult time.

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