Christopher ‘Big Black’ Boykin, the Star and Musician of ‘Rob and Big’ Dies Aged 45, Dive in To Have More Insights into His Life, Career and Death

The star and the musician of the popular TV show ‘Rob and Big‘, Christopher ‘Big Black’ Boykin has expired at the age of just 45, on Tuesday morning. In this session, we will dive deep into the life, career, and death of Boykin.

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Death 

Boykin was found dead on Tuesday morning on 09 May 2017. Though the exact cause of death is not known yet, the reason is probably thought to have been a heart attack. He was just 45 at the time of his death.

Career of Boykin

Nothing much is known about the exact year of the start of his career though. He, however, is said to have worked in the U.S. Navy. In a burlesque for DC Shoes, Dyrdek hired Boykin to be a bodyguard so as to protect him from security guards. Later in the year of 2004, the duo reprised their characters again in The DC Video: Deluxe Edition DVD.

His greatest claim to fame was his tenure as a bodyguard on Rob & Big. The duo rapidly became popular for their eccentric sense of humor. Each episode consisted of a central task in the lives of both Rob and Big, like skateboarding, purchasing animals, and the like.

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The show almost came to a halt in the year 2008 when Boykin’s girlfriend became pregnant. The duo of Rob and Big reunited on Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory in 2015 and Boykin became a regular from season 4.

Boykin also created his own clothing line Big Black (Do Work) in 2007. However, after a not so good start, the line was relaunched with new partners later in 2012. The brand saw plenty of success due to the exposure it received on the final season of the show Rob & Big, as Boykin was often seen adorning either a Big Blackhat or t-shirt with the logo.

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The brand also specialized in clothes of larger sizes, due to Boykin’s own plus size, and stocked shirts that were available up to 6x for both men as well as women. He also had plans to start up Big Black footwear, but unfortunately, those plans were cut short. You can still purchase his Big Black merchandise on the Celebrity Clothing Line website.

Boykin’s Guinness World Records 

Boykin had two Guinness World Records made in his name, due to Rob & Big. On the show, they had a weekly segment where the pair would try to break Guinness World Record. Dyrdek broke many in his allotted time, including most heelflips in one minute, most consecutive ollies, longest stationary manual, most switch frontside kickflips in one minute, and most nollie kickflips in one minute. Altogether, Dyrdek was able to set 21 Guinness World Records.

Meanwhile, Boykin managed to only break only two of the records. However, these two times were two of the most enjoyable moments in the entire series. First, it was the world record for peeling and eating the most bananas in one minute– which amounted to three, and second, and even more impressive, was the most powdered donuts eaten in less than three minutes– five donuts in two minutes and 45 seconds.

Short Bio of Christopher Boykin

Christopher Boykin was an American entertainer, writer, bodyguard, TV personality, as well as a musician. He was famous for MTV’s Rob & Big, which followed him and Rob Dyrdek. More Bio…