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Celebrities React To Christopher 'Big Black' Boykin's Death

Big Black Chirstopher Boykin Dead Celebrities React
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May. 10 2017, Published 11:28 a.m. ET

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In the wake of Christopher Boykin's untimely death, celebrities have come forward to mourn the loss of the Rob & Big star.

Steelo Brim, 28, of Ridiculousness, for which Big Black appeared on several episodes, took to Instagram to pay tribute to Boykin.

Other stars, including rapper Juicy J, 42, and Angel Haze, 25, shared their sadness on Twitter.

The reality TV star known as Big Black was born and raised in Missisippi and served in the U.S. Navy before finding fame as skateboarder Rob Dyrdek’s best friend on the L.A.-based MTV reality show.

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The show first aired on November 4, 2006, and wrapped on April 15, 2008, after three seasons. A spin-off, Fantasy Factory, aired from 2009 to 20015.

Boykin launched a clothing company called “Big Black (Do Work)” in 2007.

He has a daughter, Isis Rea, 9, with wife Shannon.

Burbank police told Radar that he did not die at home in the L.A. suburb. A rep did not immediately respond to Radar’s request for comment.

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