‘Talladega Nights’ Star Houston Tumlin Dead at 28 From Suicide

In the wake of the former child actor’s passing, the 2006 movie’s director Adam McKay offers tribute on social media, saying that he’s ‘heartbroken and stunned.’

AceShowbiz -“Talladega Nights The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” star Houston Tumlin has passed away. The former child actor, who was best known for playing Will Ferrell‘s foul-mouthed son in the 2006 movie, died by suicide at age of 28.

Confirming Houston’s death was The Shelby County Coroner’s Office coroner, Lina Evans. Lina told TMZ that he shot himself in the head at his Pelham, Alabama home around 4.30 P.M. on Tuesday, March 23. The coroner added that his girlfriend was inside the house when he took his own life. No note has been found so far.

In the wake of Houston’s passing, “Talladega Nights” director Adam McKay paid a tribute on Twitter. “Truly heartbroken and stunned at Houston’s passing. He was a joyful and talented person. Will never forget the laughs and good times we had. Sending love and prayers to his family and friends,” so read the tweet.

“Talladega Nights” marked Houston’s only acting credit. TMZ reported that he was serving in the Army’s 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell in 2015. His other jobs included repairing telephone lines.

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