Sometimes, in gangster movies, the actors in it are really about that life. Such was the case of the late Lloyd Avery II. You might recognize him as the guy who killed Ricky in ‘Boyz N The Hood’ with a shotgun. Apparently, he got down like that in real life, too, according to his Wikipedia page.
Avery was born in LA and grew up in View Park. After his film debut in ‘Boyz N The Hood,’ he went on to pursue acting as a real career. He landed a short stint on the acclaimed ‘Doogie Howser, MD.’ He was also cast by John Singleton in ‘Poetic Justice.’ He also appeared in the classic Wayans Bros comedy film ‘Don’t Be A Menace To South Central.’ In 2000, he went on to appear as Nate in ‘Lockdown,’ then the following year, he assumed the role of G-Ride in an indie film called ‘Shot.’
However, instead of being an actor, Lloyd decided to become a gangster, moving from his middle class community to “The Jungle,” the notorious Bloods breeding ground. He even went so far as to tattoo “JUNGLEZ” above his eyebrow. Not too soon after wrapping ‘Shot,’ Avery was arrested for a double homicide. He was sentenced to life in prison for the crime. In 2005, he was murdered by his Satan-worshipping celly, Kevin Roby. In the cell, Roby bashed him on the head and strangled him. Avery’s body wasn’t discovered until two days later when Roby laid it on a pentagram and performed a Satanic ritual over it.