hanning Tatum posted a moving tribute on social media Thursday mourning to mark the loss of his “first best friend,” Corey Vaughn.
“Rip Corey I’ll never forget your crazy ass. I love you with all my heart,” he captioned the post.
“I’ll never forget his crazy ass and how he stuck up for and protected me when I first moved to Mississippi. He’d a fought anybody. All the laughs and trouble we go in,” Tatum said.
While he reminisced about more of the times they shared together, the 38-year-old said his friend’s death served as a sad reminder that life is so short.
“I’ll never be able to see that smile of his again in this life,” he said. “And it just made me need to remind everybody don’t put off anything. Seeing a friend, or even calling or texting. You never know what’s next.”
Alongside the sweet message, Tatum also posted a childhood photo of himself and Vaughn in football uniforms.