R.I.P.: Christopher “Big Black” Boykin Passes Away At Age 45

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Christopher “Big Black” Boykin Dead At 45

Christopher “Big Black” Boykin, best known for his appearances alongside pro skater Rob Dyrdek on MTV reality shows Rob & Big, and Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory, has died. He was 45 years old.

A rep for Boykin confirmed to People that the reality personality suffered a heart attack and passed away on Tuesday morning.

Boykin leaves behind a daughter, 9-year-old Isis Rae Boykin.

MTV left an official statement regarding the passing of one of their most well-known network personalities, who brought many a laugh to their viewers:

“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.”

Truly sad news, and very unfortunate, since Boykin struggled to manage his weight and health over the years.

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