As fans are still left heartbroken over the sudden death of “Rob & Big” star Christopher ‘Big Black’ Boykin, his ex-wife says he has been battling a terrible heart condition for some time now.

Chris’ ex-wife, Shannon Turley, told TMZ that her ex-husband had been suffering from heart issues and had been at a Plano, TX hospital for several days because doctors needed to monitor his heart.

She also said Boykin had a defibrillator in his chest and was on track to be placed on the transplant list for a new heart.

Turley, divorced Boykins back in 2009, says Chris passed at 4 PM after doctors tried to resuscitate Chris for 30 minutes.

Even though the couple aren’t together Chris was staying with Shannon in Texas because of his health.


Our condolences continue to go out to his family and friends.

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