Houston Tumlin, who starred as the son of Will Ferrell’s Ricky Bobby in 2006’s Talladega Nights, died at 28 by suicide.
via: NBC News
The 28-year-old died in his Pelham, Alabama, home on Tuesday afternoon, Shelby County Coroner Lina Evans told NBC News.
Tumlin’s girlfriend was at home at the time and discovered his body, according to the coroner.
It did not appear the former actor left a note behind. He had served in the armed forces and suffered from PTSD and depression, Evans said.
“Talladega Nights,” released in 2006, was Tumlin’s only acting credit. He played Walker Bobby, the foul-mouthed 10-year-old son of Ferrell’s lead character, Ricky Bobby.
His girlfriend, Charity Robertson, shared a touching tribute on Facebook.
“I feel numb, I feel defeated, I feel lost. I feel empty. My heart is absolutely shattered,” she wrote. “My sweet, sweet baby.. Our time together was one of the best experiences of my life. I’ll miss your big heart, caring spirit, infectious laughter, & oh man could the list go on.”