Christopher “Big Black” Boykin (1972-2017)

Posted by: Erin Ward in Notable Deaths | July 12

Christopher “Big Black” Boykin


Reality TV Star

January 13, 1972 – May 9, 2017 

Christopher “Big Black” Boykin of the hit MTV reality show “Rob & Big” has passed away from an undisclosed cause according to multiple sources.

Boykin was best known as being the bodyguard and best friend to skateboarder and entrepreneur Rob Dyrdek. He starred alongside Dyrdek on the MTV show “Rob & Big” from 2006 – 2008. The hit reality series showcased the two friends’ day-to-day lives getting into mischief and going on adventures.

Prior to his TV fame, Boykin served in the US navy. He also launched his own clothing line “Do Work”, which was based off his signature catch phrase.

After tension between Boykin and Dyrdek caused their hit show to be cancelled, the two eventually repaired their friendship. Boykin later appeared in several episodes of Dyrdek’s subsequent shows “Fantasy Factory” and “Ridiculousness”.

He is survived by his 9-year-old daughter Isis.

After news of Boykin’s death broke, celebrities took to Twitter to express their condolences:





 

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