Skateboarding world mourns death of Chris ‘Big Black’ Boykin

Tragedy has sent the skateboarding world into mourning today, as news of the death of Chris “Big Black” Boykin broke late Tuesday. Boykin was known as the sidekick of professional skateboarder and television star Rob Dyrdek in their hit MTV show “Rob & Big”.

Boykin, 45, allegedly passed away from a heart attack on Tuesday. His ex-wife took to Twitter to announce the awful news.

Boykin and Dyrdek became friends back in the early 2000s when Dyrdek hired Boykin to be his bodyguard to protect him from security guards when he was skateboarding. The duo hit it off and eventually produced a skit along these lines for the 2004 hit skate video “The DC Video”.

Dyrdek and Boykin’s chemistry was eventually shared beyond the skateboarding community for all the world to see in their hit MTV series “Rob & Big”. Hi-jinks and many laughs were had as the show was a major success.

The skateboarding world took to social media to mourn the loss of Big Black, including Dyrdek himself who stated, “My heart is broken.”

Boykin brought a vigor to life that will surely be missed. Rest in peace Big Black.

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