Gone, but never forgotten.

Chanel West Coast opened up exclusively to In Touch about the death of her pal Christopher “Big Black” Boykin and revealed that she and her MTV co-stars have filmed an upcoming TV special honoring the late reality star.

As previously reported, Big died of a heart attack on May 9 at the age of 45. Asked to share her feelings about the day she discovered the tragic news, Chanel, 28 — who worked with the Rob & Big star on sister shows Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory and Ridiculousness — couldn’t help but get emotional.

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“It was a really sad, sad day,” the “Countin” rapper told In Touch. “He was family. It was such a huge loss for me and everyone who worked with him on MTV.”

Despite her heartbreak over Big’s passing, Chanel said that the as-yet-untitled special is going to be nothing short of a celebration.

“It’s not going to be a sad special because that’s not the kind of guy he was. He was hilarious and full of life and that’s how we all remember him,” she explained. “So that’s how we want to pay tribute to him.”

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As for what we can expect to see, the blonde beauty — who recently joined the cast of VH1’s Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood — is remaining tight-lipped. However, she assured us that fans are definitely in for a treat.

“The special is going to show all of his best moments from Rob & Big, Fantasy Factory, and Ridiculousness. I actually just filmed my segment talking about my favorite moments with Big. I won’t give them away because I want people to watch,” said the hip-hop starlet. “But it was super important for us to come together and honor Big because he was such a big part of our show and such a big part of our lives.”

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The best part? Proceeds from the special (which is set to air sometime later this year) are going directly to Big’s nine-year-old daughter, Isis, whom he shared with his ex-wife, Shannon Turley.

“People loved Big Black. He was the funniest person ever and also, with us all coming together, instead of us being paid for the special, we are donating all of the money we would have made to his daughter for her college fund,” Chanel revealed. “So we all feel really good about that and we just want to spread love, especially after experiencing something so devastating.”