An 18-year-old TikTok star, well-known online as Timbo the Redneck, died over the weekend while performing a truck-driving stunt in his friend’s front yard in Florida.
The social media celebrity, whose real name was Timothy Hall, died on Sunday after he was tossed from his beloved pickup as he attempted to execute a series of donuts, a maneuver that involves the driver whipping their vehicle in small circles while accelerating. In a YouTube video, Timothy’s future brother-in-law Tony, who appeared in some of his videos, said Timbo fell from the driver’s side window before the truck toppled over.
“His whole body, that truck landed on top of him, said Tony. “He’s passed away.”
Hall’s mother, Tessie, also appeared in the clip to confirm the news.
“He won’t be making anymore videos,” she said.
“My son was in a bad accident yesterday and didn’t make it and I want to thank everybody for all the fans that he had,” the mourning mother said
Hall, who had only just graduated high school this year, amassed more than 200,000 followers and 2.5 million likes with his controversial Confederate comedy videos detailing life in the south or #LivingSouthern. A proud Trump supporter living in Jennings, Fla., the Tiktoker would often post about fishing, truck stunts, and dipping.
“He loved TikTok and just believed in all the fans and everybody that supported him and it meant a lot to him. Sometimes he wouldn’t listen to me, he’d say, ‘I gotta do this TikTok!’” Tessie continued. “My heart is just so broken.”
How sad for this family to lose their young son so early in life. I have one question: Where was someone smart enough to see that kid would be thrown out the window doing that stunt if he didn’t have his seat belt on? Was there no one around smart enough to perhaps stop him from doing that craziness?
If he was my son and was going to try to do that to impress his audience, I would have stopped him and had a serious talk about what was driving his actions (no pun intended).
The very sad thing is he was doing it to get more viewers and “taking HUGE Chances” had become his life! Eventually a stunt would take him like this did, ending his life as he was just beginning to live it. Very sad for him and sadder for his family who did nothing to stop this crazy stunt BEFORE it killed him. They could still have him alive and walking around. But FATE stepped in and it was over.
Rest In Peace young Timothy…no stunts needed in Heaven to make people love you — they just love you because you, Timothy, are YOU!
You seriously don’t think his mom told him not to take these kinds of risks? As a mom I tell my kids to be careful, make good choices and not do dangerous things but they don’t always listen. Kids all think they’re invincible and never think something like this will happen to them. I lost a brother in a car accident he took chances he shouldn’t have my parents warned him repeatedly sadly he didn’t listen. To blame those around him when they are all suffering such a loss is nothing short of cruel and says way more about you.