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As OK! previously reported, Tumlin died by a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head at his home in Pelham, Ala., Shelby County Coroner Lina Evans confirmed. His girlfriend, Charity Robertson, shared a moving tribute to Tumlin on Tuesday after his tragic death, writing, “I’ve never experienced a hurt like this before.”  

Robertson continued: “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.”  

She concluded her emotional statement, saying: “I love you so much Houston Lee & thank you for loving me so passionately and unapologetically for the time we had each other.”  

After his starring role as Ferrell’s foul-mouthed son in the 2006 hit Talladega Nights, Tumlin lived a fairly quiet life out of the Hollywood spotlight.  

Scroll through the gallery below to learn five things about the star.  

‘Talladega Nights’ Was His Only Film Credit