Christopher Big Black Boykin (famous for his role in Rob Dyrdek's 'Rob & Big') has died at the age of 45 according to TMZ.

Chris died on Tuesday morning according to his reps. No word yet on the official cause of death.

'Big Black' and professional skateboarder Rob Dyrdek blew up after huge success from their show 'Rob & Big' which ran on MTV from 2006 to 2008. Chris also appeared on Rob's show Fantasy Factory.

Before MTV fame, Boykin served in the U.S. Navy. Boykin is survived by his 9 year-old daughter.

Source: TMZ.com