Lloyd Avery II, an actor known for his role in “Boyz n the Hood,” was convicted of a double homicide and later killed in prison.
Avery, who gained a bit of fame for his portrayal of a gang member in the critically acclaimed film “Boyz n the Hood,” had a troubled life after his brief Hollywood success. His legal troubles began to mount, and in 2001, he was convicted for the murders of two people. While serving his sentence at Pelican Bay State Prison in California, Avery was murdered by his cellmate on September 4, 2005. His life and death were a tragic tale of a promising career derailed by crime and violence, which ended abruptly and violently within the prison system.