Lloyd Avery II
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|Lloyd Avery Jr.|
|Born||Lloyd F. Avery, Jr.
June 21, 1969
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Died||September 4, 2005
Crescent City, California, U.S.
|Cause of death||Murder|
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
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
In 2005, soon after wrapping Focus. 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.
- Boyz n the Hood (1991)
- Poetic Justice (1993)
- Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996)
- The Breaks (1999)
- Lockdown (2000)
- Focus (2001)
- Golianopoulos, Thomas (2007-10-30). "Stranger Than Fiction". king-mag.com. Retrieved 12 October 2010.