Jacob Tremblay Honors 6-Year-Old Shot at School by Dressing as Iron Man on His 10th Birthday

Photo: Sourc: Jacob Tremblay/Instagram; Inset: Melissa Renwick/Toronto Star/Getty

Room star Jacob Tremblay celebrated his 10th birthday today, but his thoughts were with another Jacob — Jacob Hall — whose funeral was held in South Carolina on Wednesday.

The actor took to Instagram in support of Hall, the 6-year-old boy who was fatally injured when a teenage shooter allegedly opened fire at a South Carolina elementary school Sept. 28. The funeral, which was live-streamed online, was superhero-themed because Jacob was interested in superheroes.

“Today is my 10th birthday & I am dressed as a superhero to honor another special Jacob. I wish that Jacob Hall’s family & friends feel lots of love & peace today. #superheroesforjacob,” Tremblay captioned, along with a photo of himself dressed in an Iron Man costume.

At Hall’s funeral, mourners dressed as the Avengers, Superman, Batman and other caped crusaders. Jacob’s casket was adorned with memorabilia including a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle mask, a Captain American action figure and superhero balloons. His family wore matching “Team Jacob” shirts.


Hall was shot in a main artery in his thigh, causing massive blood loss leading to cardiopulmonary arrest, and he died Saturday at Greenville Medical Center, his family said. He had been on life support in the hospital since the shooting. In a statement obtained by PEOPLE on Saturday, Hall’s parents said, “Jacob came into our lives six years and four months ago and changed it completely. He showed us how to love, laugh and smile even on days we did not want to. God gave him to us and he was taken away from us by a senseless act.”

Following Hall’s death, the prosecution upgraded the 14-year-old alleged shooter’s charges to two counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder, court officials tell PEOPLE. The suspect is also charged with murder in the death of his father, 47-year-old Jeffrey Osborne, who was found dead near the school, the county coroner previously confirmed to PEOPLE.

A GoFundMe page that had been set up to help Jacob’s family with funeral and medical expenses has raised more than $125,000.

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