Talladega Nights actor Houston Tumlin has passed away at the age of 28.
Tumlin, who was a child when he appeared in the 2006 Will Ferrell film, died by suicide according to Shelby County coroner Lina Evans, who spoke to TMZ.
Evans told the site Tumlin was killed by a self-inflicted gunshot to the head around 4:30pm on Tuesday at his Pelham, Alabama home.
Tragic: Talladega nights actor Houston Tumlin has died by a self-inflicted gunshot at the age of 28
Child star: He appeared in the Will Ferrell-fronted comedy in 2006, seen above at the premiere with actor Grayson Russell to the left
Bleep! Houston was a standout in Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby as the foul-mouthed 10-year-old Walker Bobby, Will Ferrell’s character’s son
Sources told TMZ Tumlin’s girlfriend was in the house at the time. A note has not been found.
Houston was a standout in Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby as the foul-mouthed 10-year-old Walker Bobby, Will Ferrell’s character’s son.
The movie is his only professional film credit.
Tumlin was reportedly serving in the Army’s 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell in 2015 and according to TMZ, he dabbled in other work, like repairing telephone lines.
Blast from the past: Houston shared a throwback snap with Will Ferrell not to long ago
Tumlin’s Instagram showed happy moments, like cute photos of his dogs, work snaps, and stylish outfit shots.
Houston’s sister Hayden was in shock as she paid tribute to her brother on Instagram.
Under a photo of the siblings being silly, she wrote: ‘I lost my brother yesterday. This doesn’t feel real or right to be without him. He was so special to us. I will love you forever, bubba.’
Talladega Nights actor Houston Tumlin dead by suicide at age 28
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