The world got a lot less funny today.

Tragic news to share with you this evening as TMZ reports Christopher 'Big Black' Boykin has passed away at the age of 45.

Fans will remember Boykin from Rob Dyrdek's hit TV show "Rob and Big" as well as "Fantasy Factory". Boykin was Dyrdek's bodyguard and downright lovable companion.

Boykin's reps have told TMZ that he passed away early Tuesday morning, though they did not release where or how he was found. They also did not release an official cause-of-death, though according to TMZ, people connected with him believe it was a a heart attack.

We will update you when more details come to light.

RIP Big Black, you will be missed by many!

 

[TMZ]