Lloyd Avery II

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Lloyd Avery Jr.
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Born
Lloyd F. Avery, Jr.

June 21, 1969
DiedSeptember 4, 2005(2005-09-04) (aged 36)
Cause of deathMurder
OccupationActor
Years active1990–2005

Lloyd Avery II (June 21, 1969 – September 4, 2005) was an American actor. He was best known for his character in John Singleton's Oscar-nominated film Boyz n the Hood (1991), as the triggerman who murdered high school football star Ricky Baker and was later killed in retaliation.

Early life and career[edit]

Born in Los Angeles, California, Avery grew up in View Park where he attended Beverly Hills High School.

Shortly after his film debut in Boyz n the Hood, he landed a short stint on the hit television series Doogie Howser, M.D.. Singleton would cast Avery once again in his next film, Poetic Justice. He went on to appear in another role in Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood. Avery emerged back on the scene in 2000 starring as Nate in the critically acclaimed 2000 film Lockdown and as G-Ride in the 2001 independent film Shot.

Arrest and death[edit]

In 2005, soon after wrapping Shot,[1] Avery was arrested for a double homicide and sentenced to life in prison. On the evening of September 4, 2005, Avery was killed in his cell in Pelican Bay State Prison by Kevin Roby, his cellmate.

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Golianopoulos, Thomas (2007-10-30). "Stranger Than Fiction". king-mag.com. Retrieved 12 October 2010.

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