Actor Houston Tumlin, who as a boy starred in the NASCAR-themed film “Talladega Nights,” suffered from “years of post-traumatic stress disorder and depression” before taking his own life at age 28, he said. His mother said in a new statement. Reports
Timlin died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Tuesday, the Shelby County Coroner’s Office said, according to USA Today.
According to NBC News, Coroner Lena Evans said Tamlin’s girlfriend was at his Pelham, Alabama, home when his body was discovered.
Tamlin played Walker Bobby, the son of actor Wes Ferrell, in the film “Talladega Nights: The Ballad by Ricky Bobby”.
Former teen actor Houston Tumlin, who played the son of Will Ferrell’s character in “Ricky Bobby’s Talladega Nights: The Ballad,” died by suicide, authorities said Wednesday. https://t.co/GSPJ3NtC6H
— NBC New York (@NBCNewYork) March 24, 2021
Tamlin’s mother, Michelle, said her son served in the military for about six years and was an E-4 specialist in the 101st Airborne Division, TMZ reported Sunday.
https://t.co/brs0h3dBOj Houston Tumlin – the kid who played Ricky Bobby’s son on ‘Talladega Nights’ – grew up to proudly serve his country, but sadly suffered from PTSD and depression. victimized, leading to her suicide… she told TMZ about her mother.
– TMZ Sports (@TMZ_Sports) March 28, 2021
He said he worked hard on PTSD and depression.
Watch this video to show the warning signs of PTSD. https://t.co/tS7qwmJ6LB https://t.co/tS7qwmJ6LB
— Veterans with PTSD (@PTSDVeteransAwa) May 12, 2019
He said Tamlin received Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal and World War on Terrorism Service Medal as well as his wings in air raid.
“Houston got a different set of wings,” he said.
Some of you may know who this is. This is Houston Tamlin aka “Hootie”. He is “Walker” in Talladega Nights (Will Ferrell’s Son). I ended up with him and he was one of the most interesting men I have ever met. He had just passed away, and words can’t describe how hard it was. RIP friend. pic.twitter.com/aOFkn61dzI
– MATCH1N (@match1n_) March 24, 2021
“Houston Lee Tamlin is more than just a young actor from ‘Talladega Nights.’ “My beautiful boy brought joy to everyone he met and made them feel special. Houston has been fighting for many years, and we will continue to fight for it,” he said.
TMZ reported that Tamlin will have a military funeral.
Really heartbroken and shocked by Houston’s passing. He was a cheerful and talented person. The laughs and great times we had together will never be forgotten. Sending love and prayers to his family and friends. via https://t.co/qTeluYxNqH @deadline
— Adam McKay (@GhostPanther) March 24, 2021
Charity Robertson, who said she is Tamlin’s girlfriend, posted her thoughts on Facebook.
She posted, “I’ve never experienced trauma like this before. “I feel numb, I feel defeated, I feel…