Lloyd Fernandez 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 murdered high school football star Ricky Baker and was later killed in retaliation. In 2005, Avery was convicted of double homicide, and later killed in prison by his cellmate.
Born in Los Angeles, California, Avery grew up in View Park where he attended Beverly Hills High School. Avery was of African American and Mexican descent.
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.
Avery remerged in 2000 starring as Nate in the 2000 film Lockdown and as G-Ride in the 2001 independent film Shot.
Arrest and death
In 2001, soon after wrapping Shot, Avery was arrested and charged with a double homicide, for which he was sentenced to life imprisonment. He died on September 4, 2005 in Crescent City, California, after being beaten and strangled to death by his Pelican Bay State Prison cellmate Kevin Roby.