Lloyd Avery II

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Lloyd Avery Jr.
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Born Lloyd F. Avery, Jr.
June 21, 1969
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Died September 4, 2005(2005-09-04) (aged 36)
Crescent City, California, U.S.
Cause of death Murder
Occupation Actor
Years active 1990–2005

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 murders high school football star Ricky Baker.

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 Focus.[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. He was struck on the head and strangled by Kevin Roby, his Satan-worshiping cellmate. Despite 11 inmate counts overall, including standing counts, Lloyd´s body was not discovered until Roby laid his corpse on a pentagram he had drawn on the cell floor with blood from Lloyds lifeless body and performed a satanic ritual over it on September 6.[2]

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