(Rob and Big) Big Black (Christopher Boykin) Dead At 45 due to....

Television personality Christopher Boykin, also known as “Big Black,” died Thursday at the age of 45 reportedly due to a heart attack.

Big Black, who had previously served in the U.S. Navy, was first known for his role as the bodyguard to professional skateboarder and TV host Rob Dyrdek. Both of them are the former stars on MTV’s beloved  series “Rob & Big,” which ran for three seasons from 2006 to 2008.

 Boykin had an estimated net worth of $3 million, most of which he earned  as the bodyguard on the TV show. The show was conceptualized after Boykin was hired as part of a film Dyrdek filmed for DC Shoes. Both of them got along very well and Dyrdek hired Boykin as his full time bodyguard.

Not only will mtv fans miss the man, the myth, the legend Big Black.... But the entire skate community will surely miss the sure to be most popular security guard in the world!

 

RIP Big Black we miss you already.