World news – « Talladega Nights » actor Houston Tumlin died at the age of 28

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Actor Houston Tumlin, who played young Walker Bobby alongside Will Ferrell’s Ricky Bobby on « Talladega Nights, » died of suicide at age 28, reported TMZ.

Tumlin, who lived in Pelham, Alabama , took her own life with a shot in the head at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to Shelby County coroner Lina Evans.

His girlfriend, whose identity was not disclosed, was at the time of death reports According to in the house.

Tumlin’s role in 2006 as the 10-year-old son of a bad-mouthed racing driver in « Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby » is his only acting merit.

A month ago he shared a fond memory of the film with Grayson Russell, a fellow actor. « @Graysoncrussell tell me a number of » brothers « nicer. I’ll wait, » he wrote on his Instagram page.

As an adult, he joined the Army’s 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell as an adult, according to TMZ and other professions and served there.

A Twitter user who claims to have served in the army with him wrote: « SGT Houston Tumlin came to me as PVT Tumlin. He showed a lot of spirit, promise, positive energy and was ( hands down) one of my best soldiers in my company. Came ready to work. Please check each other out. Get help when you need it. We need you. « 

He attended Victory Christian High School and graduated in 2011 according to The Wrap. A Twitter user who identified himself as Tumlin’s classmate said he was « one of the funniest guys. »

« Some of you may know who this is. This is Houston Tumlin, aka » Hooty. « He was » Walker « on » Talladega Nights « (Will Ferrell’s son), » they wrote in a tweet. « I graduated from him and he was one of the funniest guys I have ever met. He passed away recently and words can’t describe how hard this is. RIP mate. »

Some of you may know , who that is. This is Houston Tumlin, also known as « Hooty ». He was « Walker » in Talladega Nights (Will Ferrell’s son). I graduated from him and he was one of the funniest guys I have ever met. He recently passed away and words cannot describe how difficult it is. RIP buddy. pic.twitter.com/aOFkn61dzI

If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues raised in this story, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or the text Crisis Text Line at 741741.

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