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Video: Reality Star Big Black Dead at 45

Christopher “Big Black” Boykin, half of MTV’s Rob & Big duo, died on Tuesday.

Christopher “Big Black” Boykin, half of MTV’s Rob & Big duo, died on Tuesday, according to multiple reports. He was 45.

A heart attack was reported as the cause of death by People. 

Big Black shot to fame as the running mate of skateboarder and brand ambassador Rob Dyrdek.

The tandem’s off-color humor and stunts provided their fans with the three seasons of joy that has been imitated but never duplicated.

“MTV is deeply saddened to learn the news of Christopher ‘Big Black’ Boykin’s passing,” MTV said in a statement. “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.”

Boykin leaves behind a nine-year old daughter.

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