Rob & immense's Rob Dyrdek Speaks Out After the Sudden Death of Christopher ''immense Black'' Boykin – eonline
Rob Dyrdek is speaking out after the shocking death of his beloved friend and former Rob & immense co-star Christopher “immense Black” Boykin, who passed absent on Tuesday morning at the age of 45.
“My heart is broken. I don’t want to write this post. I don’t want to believe that this is reality,” he wrote on social media. “I am so thankful for you.”
The MTV star added, “We truly were brothers that lived an unexpected unforgettable adventure. I just can’t fathom that it would cessation so suddenly. You will forever be in my heart.”
immense Black rose to fame as the professional skateboarder-turned-TV host’s bodyguard on the wildly celebrated MTV series, which ran for three seasons from 2006-2008.
The unlikely duo’s onscreen antics led to two spin-off series, Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory and Ridiculousness, which immense Black made several appearances on. He also popped up on MTV shows Guy Code and Snack Off.
“I am so thankful for this moment…” Rob also shared on Twitter Tuesday night with a photo of immense Black holding his baby. “Thank you for being an improbable human being and brother.”
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In addition to Rob’s words, MTV released an official statement, “MTV is deeply saddened to memorize the news of Christopher ‘immense Black’ Boykin’s passing. He was a long time and beloved member of the MTV family and will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers depart out to his family and friends at this time.”
Known for his immense heart and his imposing size (he was 6’6″), immense Black also launched a plus-sized clothing lines called immense Man Network and immense Dime Pieces.
The Mississippi native, who is survived by 9-year-musty daughter Isis Rea Boykin, recently reflected on his Rob & Black days with an Instagram tribute just over a month ago.
“Whenever I fill dinner at Lemonade in Studio City, I always cross the street to a glance at one of my accomplishments, ‘the Ventura Blvd walk of fame’ not sinful for a stout black kid from Wiggins Ms….#godisgood #allthetime,” he captioned a photo of his and Dyrdek’s film reel placard. Prior to his career in entertainment, immense Black served in the United States Navy.
Former co-star and fellow MTV fixture Chanel West Coast also wrote a tribute to her pal on social media: “RIP @BigBlack. My heart is crushed. I’ll remember every bit of the times you made me laugh and my prayers depart out to your family.”