Rob & Big Star, Christopher ''Big Black'' Boykin Suddenly Dies at 45

The MTV personality Christopher 'Big Black' Boykin, who was the other half of Rob Dyrdek's hit MTV show "Rob & Big" -- has died at the age of 45... TMZ has reported. According to TMZ, there is no official cause of death yet, but multiple people connected to Chris told them [TMZ] they believe it was a heart attack.

MTV put out a statement saying, "MTV is deeply saddened to learn the news of Christopher 'Big Black' Boykin's passing. He was a long time 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."

He was Rob's best friend and bodyguard on their reality show, which ran from 2006 to 2008 -- and also later appeared on 'Fantasy Factoryโ€™, Ridiculousness and Guy Code.

RIP Christopher ''Big Black'' Boykin

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