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‘Rob & Big’ Star Christopher ‘Big Black’ Boykin Dies at Age 45

By Teonny Spears / Published on Tuesday, 09 May 2017 21:02 PM / No Comments

I have some very surprising news to share with you guys right now. TMZ reports that reality TV star Christopher ‘Big Black’ Boykin, who starred alongside skateboarder Rob Dyrdek in MTV’s Rob & Big, has passed away at the age of 45.

There is no official cause of death at this time, but a representative tells TMZ that many people connected to him feel that it was a heart attack.

Big Black met Rob in the early 2000s after Rob hired him to be a bodyguard in order to protect him from security guards in a skit for DC Shoes. The two then became the best of friends and went on to launch Rob & Big, which ran for two seasons.

 

Before he was a TV star, Big Black served in the U.S. Navy and he is survived by a 9-year-old daughter. We here at PopGlitz would like to give Big Black and his family our condolences at this time.


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Teonny Spears
26 year-old Teonny Spears, is from a small town in Louisiana called Ferriday, where he currently lives. A fan of Pop music, Teonny began writing at a small age because he simply didn't like getting dirty as a child, and preferred to stay inside.

His earlier writings consisted of short stories and poetry, and in 2005, he began blogging for fun on Myspace about his favorite artists. After building a love for entertainment news, he began working for Defglam.com, and launched his own weekly show in 2009 called EnterSHADEment Talk, a web-show that featured celebrity gossip, news, TV/movie talk and fashion. After 8 seasons and over 200 episodes, Teonny decided to end the show in 2012. He shortly left Defglam in the same year.

In 2012, Teonny became the Pop Culture Expert for Sinuous Magazine, an online publication dedicated to providing a multicultural exploration of art, entertainment, fashion and social issues through a mix of news and thought pieces. After a three-year run, Teonny left the publication to pursue new interests, and now resides at PopGlitz.com, as the Editor-in-Chief, where he specializes in Pop Music, though he also dabbles in Fashion, TV/Film, Rap & introducing readers to new and rising talent.

Teonny is also part of a collective called The Bloginati, a Multifaceted group with people who touch on several forms of media.