Rob & Big Star Christopher “Big Black” Boykin Has Passed [Condolences]

Rob & Big Star Christopher "Big Black" Boykin Has Passed [Condolences]

Christopher “Big Black” Boykin Has Passed

Very sad news. Reality star and TV personality “Big Black” (real name Christopher Boykin) has passed at the age of 45. He was a close friend and bodyguard to skateboarder Rob Dyrdek.

Rob & Big Star Christopher "Big Black" Boykin Has Passed [Condolences]

The pair starred on MTV’s “Rob & Big” 2006-2008. His cause of death has not yet been released. Rob shared the following tweets about Big Black.

Big Black reportedly leaves behind a 9-year-old daughter. Condolences to Big Black’s family and friends.

UPDATE: Shannon Turley, Big Black’s ex wife, says that he already struggled with heart disease and had a defibrillator implanted in his chest. According to a report,

Christopher ‘Big Black’ Boykin’s heart was in terrible condition for days before his death — so bad, in fact, doctors feared he’d eventually need a heart transplant. Chris’ ex-wife, Shannon Turley, tells us Chris was hospitalized in Plano, TX for several days while doctors monitored his heart. He’d been struggling with heart issues, and already had a defibrillator implanted in his chest. She says doctors tried to resuscitate Chris for 30 minutes when his heart gave out on Tuesday. He died at 4 PM. Shannon says Chris was not on the transplant list yet, but doctors said he was heading in that direction. Shannon and Chris have a 9-year-old daughter, Isis. Although they divorced in 2009, she says Chris had been living with her in Texas due to his declining health.

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Authored by: Kellie Williams