Talledega Nights Actor Houston Tumlin's cause of death has been confirmed and the news has shocked fans...
The tragic news comes after it was announced that Tumlin had passed away on March 23rd.
He was only twenty-eight-years-old.
Of course, the news was devastating for fans to hear as tributes poured in for the young actor.
Some of y’all might know who this is. This is Houston Tumlin, aka “Hooty”. He was “Walker” in Talladega Nights (Will Ferrell’s Son). I graduated with him and he was one of the funniest guys I’ve ever met. He recently passed, and words can’t describe how hard this is. RIP buddy. pic.twitter.com/aOFkn61dzI— MATCH1N (@match1n_) March 24, 2021
prayers to the family & friends of Houston Tumlin 😢🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼— Malinda Doughty (@MalindaDoughty) March 25, 2021
Thank-you for your service 🇺🇸
R.I.P. Houston Tumlin 😢😇
Wow, he looked young for 28. My condolences to his family.— creditScore=IQ (@xifxof) March 24, 2021
Truly devastating to hear of the passing of Houston Tumlin. Talladega Nights was his only work as an actor but boy did he leave his mark.— Nathan (@nateismfof) March 24, 2021
Thanks for the years of making us laugh man. Rest easy 🙏 pic.twitter.com/uk1Wihizui
Was truly an honor to work with you doing missions as your soldier along with other great NCOs in South Korea Camp Humphreys. One of the funniest people I ever got to know. Great vibes , life of the party always happy. I’m in shock. We’ll miss you brother. RIP Houston Tumlin 😞— rodmassdavis (@PrideTilliDie) March 25, 2021
RIP Houston Tumlin. I hope you find peace. pic.twitter.com/fmOpdsSUKi— Guillotine Queen (@BlissfulThorn) March 25, 2021
R.I.P. Houston Tumlin— JimSomething (@SoYeahJim) March 24, 2021
fly high to the heavens, Houston Tumlin.— MalaMamaMahnahMinee (@ATOMsanRafael) March 24, 2021
i hope your heart, mind, and
beautiful soul are finally at peace now
Damn. Rest In Peace Houston Tumlin! #RIPHoustonTumlin (December 27, 1992- March 23, 2021)❤❤🙏🙏😢😢💔💔😔😔— Xavier Antonio Walker AKA Xay Boy XB (@XavierAntonioW3) March 24, 2021
You all will know him as Houston Tumlin the kid from Talladega nights took his life yesterday, he was 28. I went to school and have known his father since the 1st grade. Please pray! Rest In Peace “hootie”, hoot dog!— J.West 🇺🇸 (Jacqueline or J) (@West31West) March 24, 2021
Now, you may all know Tumlin from his roles on the big screen.
Born December 27th, 1992 in Alabama, USA, Tumlin secured his first major role pretty early on when he played Walker Bobby in Talladega Nights.
He starred alongside veterans in the industry like Will Ferrell.
But as an adult, he gave up acting and joined the US Army's 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
Upon hearing about his tragic death, friends who have worked alongside him also paid tribute on social media.
@PrideTilliDie wrote this: "[It] Was truly an honor to work with you doing missions as your soldier along with other great NCOs in South Korea Camp Humphreys. One of the funniest people I ever got to know. Great vibes, life of the party, always happy. I'm in shock. We'll miss you brother. RIP Houston Tumlin."
That was only one of the many tributes his friends posted.
It was clear this young man was truly loved.
It has been reported that the actor died in his home.
His girlfriend was also present at the time, when his body was discovered at approximately 4:30 PM on Tuesday.
According to Shelby County Coroner Lina Evans, who confirmed the information to TMZ, his death was ruled a suicide.
There were no notes or clues left at the scene but it has been speculated that the former child actor was experiencing some mental health issues.
Now, people are speaking out to raise awareness about male suicide rates.
According to Save.org, males are 4x likely to commit suicide compared to women and in the US alone, male deaths represent 79% of all suicides.
Overall approximately 123 Americans die by the method each day which, across the year, amounts up to 48,300.
This is a serious problem that needs addressing and combatting.
If you're struggling, please talk to someone.
If you are located in the United States, call 911 for medical emergencies, and the Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 if you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts.
RIP Houston Tumlin, you will be missed.