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How an Infamous ‘Boyz N the Hood’ Cameo Led to Real-Life Murder

After pulling the trigger in Hollywood’s most ominous drive-by, Lloyd Avery II began to mirror the lifestyle of the gangster he portrayed on-screen. But the late actor’s demise is much deeper than life imitating art.




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Thomas Golianopoulos

Thomas Golianopoulos

Thomas Golianopoulos is a writer and editor whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Grantland, the Ringer, BuzzFeed, Complex, and other publications.

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