Christopher Boykin
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Christopher Boykin who goes by many nicknames such as Chris, Big B, BB, was popularly known as Big Black Boykin – a celebrity bodyguard, television personality and musician who became famous for starring on MTV’s reality television series – Rob & Big. He was also part of the main cast of another popular reality show titled Fantasy Factory.

Big Black Boykin was also a Guinness World Record two-time hall of fame holder for peeling and eating the most bananas in one minute, as well as consuming the most number of powdered doughnuts in less than three minutes.

Unfortunately, Christopher Boykin had a heart attack in Plano, Texas, and that drew the curtains on his fame as he passed on as a result of the incident.

Christopher Boykin (Big Black) – Biography

A renowned American television personality and musician, Christopher Boykin was born on the 13th of January, 1972 in Raleigh, Mississippi, Southern U.S. His nickname ‘Big Black Boykin’, says it’s all about Boykin’s physique. Apart from his enormous body size, he was also known for his massive eating abilities, which led him to set the Guinness World Records in 2008 – first, for peeling and eating the most bananas in one minute and secondly, for eating the most powdered doughnuts in 2 minutes 43 seconds.

Concerning his education, Big Black completed his high school and college education in his birth town – Raleigh, Mississippi, after which he went on to serve in the United States Navy as a Chef.

Here Are Celebrity Facts About The Reality TV Star

1. He rose to stardom via an MTV show

After his service in the U.S. Navy, Christopher Boykin was first hired by professional skater and entrepreneur – Rob Dyrdek to be his personal bodyguard in a skit for DC shoes. Later on, Boykin became best friends with Rob and they both collaborated in multiple projects including the reality show on MTV – Rob & Big which gave him his first breakthrough and claim to fame.

Boykin went from being a celebrity bodyguard to become a celebrity himself, carving a name for himself in the television industry from the inception of the reality show in November 2006. Later on, the show was reported to have ended after a fallout between the two friends and co-stars. However, after ironing out their differences, Boykin appeared in another reality TV show created by Dyrdek and he titled this one Fantasy Factory.

2. His stint on other reality series

Boykin also made appearances on other reality television series such as Ridiculousness which premiered in 2011 and made guest appearances on Guy Code, Snack-Off, The B-List, and SK8 Life.

3. video game and music video appearances

The bodyguard-turned-celebrity, aside from TV series, has also made an appearance in the music video ‘Burnin’ Up’ with the Jonas Brothers in 2013. He was also featured in the ‘Skate’ and ‘Skate 2’ video games where he played a game character, which was developed by EA Black Box-a game developer.

4. Christopher Boykin had a daughter

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On the final episodes of Rob & Big series, Big Black Boykin’s girlfriend-Shannon Turley was heavily pregnant and shortly after, she gave birth to a beautiful daughter named Isis Rae Boykin in February 2008. Moreso, the sensational television personality and musician subsequently tied the nuptial knots with his heartthrob Shannon in the same year their daughter was born but the marriage ended in a divorce the next year.

5. He was a thriving entrepreneur

Christopher Boykin was also an entrepreneur who launched his clothing brand in 2007 while on the Rob & Big reality show. His clothing line appeals to plus size men and women, featuring a variety of T-shirts and hats. The name of his clothing line is “Do Work” – this was one of his favorite catchphrases and it was printed on the t-shirts and hats.

Added to his clothing line was a security business called “Big Big Security” which he set up to render all sorts of security services for various occasions.

6. He was worth an attractive sum at the time of his death

Sources have revealed that Big Black Boykin left behind an attractive sum of $3 million. His income was sourced from his reality TV earnings, clothing brand, video game exploits, and his own Big Black Security business.

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Cause Of Death

Sources have it that Christopher Boykin was pronounced dead on the 9th of May 2017, at 4:00 pm in Plano, Texas, United States. It was reported that the cause of his death was as a result of a heart attack.

Prior to Boykin’s death, he was living with his ex-wife and mother of his child, Shannon Turley, due to his deteriorating health. In early May 2017, Boykin was hospitalized in Plano, Texas, due to the terrible state of his heart. He had defibrillator implants for his heart and was also placed on a heart monitor but all efforts to save him failed as his heart stopped as a result of a heart attack.

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