Channing Tatum is mourning the loss of a childhood friend who passed away suddenly earlier this week.
The actor made a statement on his Instagram account about his “very first best friend” Corey Vaughn. The two met when Tatum’s family moved to Pascagoula, Mississippi, when the actor was just 6 years old.
“All the laughs and trouble we got it,” Tatum reflected in the Instagram image, “I’ll never be able to see that smile of his again in this life.”
Tatum captioned the message, “Rip Corey I’ll never forget your crazy ass. I love you with all my heart. All my prayers to your beautiful family.”
It’s been a rough year for the 38-year-old actor. Tatum and his wife Jenna Dewann split after 12 years together. The couple shares a 4-year-old daughter.