Lloyd Avery II

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Lloyd Avery II
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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.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1991–2005

Lloyd Avery II (June 21, 1969 – September 4, 2005) was an American actor. He is 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

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 in 1991, 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 (1993), along with his brother Ché Avery (who murders Q-Tip's character, Markell). He went on to appear in another role in the Hughes Brothers' Menace II Society spoof 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. He was set to take on more leading roles after the success of both films, but his career would be short-lived.[citation needed]

Arrest and death

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 6, 2005, Avery was found dead in his cell his body was discovered two days after he was strangled and struck on the head, by his satanic cell mate.

Filmography

References

  1. Golianopoulos, Thomas (2007-10-30). "Stranger Than Fiction". king-mag.com. Retrieved 12 October 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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