Christopher "Big Black" Boykin, Star of MTV's 'Rob & Big,' Dies at 45

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Variety reports that Christopher Boykin-best known to fans of mid-2000s MTV as "Big Black", of Rob & Big fame-has died.

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Boykin starred in "Rob & Big" with Rob Dyrdek - former professional skateboarder turned MTV star. Boykin also appeared on Dyrdek's show Fantasy Factory.

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Remember, sharing is caring. Boykin, who had previously served in the U.S. Navy, also launched two plus-sized men's clothing lines, Big Man Network and Big Dime Pieces.

"MTV is deeply saddened to learn the news of Christopher "Big Black" Boykin's passing", an MTV spokesperson said in a statement.

Our thoughts are with Rob and Big Black's other friends during this hard time. I didn't want to be known as Rob from Rob & Big, and I think he didn't want to be known as the sidekick.

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Serving as comedic relief alongside Dyrdek on MTV's hit reality show, the duo lived together in the Hollywood Hills and were followed by cameras highlighting their interesting dynamic and friendship. "RIP @bigblack1972. My heart is crushed hearing this news. I am so thankful for you".

Boykin is survived by his daughter Isis, who is 9 years old. You put smiles on a lot of people's faces and you will be missed dearly by SO many.

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