Rob Dyrdek Pays Tribute to Christopher 'Big Black' Boykin: 'My Heart Is Broken'

Pro skateboarder Rob Dyrdek has recounted the “unforgettable adventure” he enjoyed with his Rob & Big co-star Christopher “Big Black” Boykin, who died Tuesday (May 9) at the age of 45.

A heartbroken Dyrdek shared a string of tweets in remembrance of his friend, who played bodyguard to the former pro-athlete on the popular MTV show, which ran from 2006–2008. The pair also worked on Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory and Ridiculousness.

Dyrdek tweeted a picture of two enjoying a light moment, captioned with the comment, “My heart is broken. I don't want write this post. I don't want to believe that this is reality. I am so thankful for you.”

He added, “We truly were brothers that lived an unexpected unforgettable adventure. I just can't fathom that it would end so suddenly." And in another, "thank you for being an amazing human being and brother."

Boykin’s cause of death has not been announced.

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