Hollywood will have to say goodbye to an actor who nevertheless had a very promising career. On Wednesday March 24, 2020, TMZ learned of the death, at just 28, of Houston Tumlin. According to tabloid information, the young comedian committed suicide in his house in Pelham, Alabama, the day before, by shooting himself “in the head”. Also according to TMZ, no document signed on his part would have been found at the scene of the tragedy to explain such a passage to the act. Sources familiar with the matter allegedly claimed that his girlfriend was at home during the tragedy.
It was in 2006 that Houston Tumlin became known to the general public by playing Walker Bobby in the movie Ricky Bobby: King of the circuit. He was only 13 at the time but had caused a sensation. All cinema specialists predicted a great future for him in the middle of the seventh art. It must be said that the comedy had been a real success in theaters. It thus became “one of the most profitable comedies of the 2000s”. Only in recent years, Houston Tumlin had not managed to find roles that could truly launch his career. He had then served in the Army’s 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell.
Tributes multiply since Houston Tumlin’s death
Since the announcement of his death, tributes have multiplied on social networks. The 28-year-old’s sister, Hayden, has also shared a particularly upsetting message on her Twitter account. “I lost my brother yesterday. It doesn’t feel real or right to be without him. He was so special to us. I will love you forever, bubba.” For the time being, no information has been communicated concerning the day of the funeral of the young actor.
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