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‘Distraught’ & ‘Confused’ Big Black’s Wife Says Daughter's Struggling With His Death

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May. 11 2017, Updated 9:53 a.m. ET

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Christopher “Big Black” Boykin’s young daughter is struggling to cope with her father’s sudden death, RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal.

His wife Shannon told Radar exclusively that his passing has been “hard” for their little girl, Isis Rea: “She doesn’t really know what’s going on. She’s only nine. She’s confused.”

“We’re not doing very good,” she added. “We’re really distraught.”

Despite reports that the couple was estranged, Shannon confirmed that she and the 45-year-old Rob & Big star were living together as a family at his time of death.

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As Radar exclusively revealed, the MTV fan favorite died on May 9 from a combination of lung and heart problems. He was hospitalized for three days before his tragic passing.

“Fluid was building up in his lungs…they couldn’t do anything,” Shannon said.

Christopher’s widow said she and her daughter entered his hospital room just moments after his death.

Stars including former costar Rob Dyrdek, 42, grieved the tragedy.

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