The Fighter Actor Sean Malone Dead At 54 After Near-Drowning Incident: R.I.P.


Actor Sean Malone Boston drowning

Sean Malone, who appeared in the films Gone Baby Gone and The Fighter, has passed away ten days after a near-drowning accident in Boston.

The 54-year-old actor had been in a coma since July 20 when he was pulled from the water by an off duty firefighter and three local teens, after being found floating face down in the ocean.

The BFD tweeted late Wednesday night about the sad news of his death.

He was surrounded by his son Sean, parents and siblings at Boston Medical Center.

The Fighter star Sean Malone dies after near-drowning

“His family would like to thank the dedicated staff at BMC, Boston EMS, those that rescued Sean and friends for their support,” the department wrote.

The South Boston native was unconscious when rescuers reached him after he was spotted swimming out really far by himself.

Malone, who most recently worked with John Travolta on the 2014 film The Forger, is the brother of Deputy Fire Chief Scott Malone of the Boston Fire Department.

John Travolta & Sean Malone star in The Forger

The Boston Globe previously reported that a firefighter Chris Flaherty was working out with other firefighters on the beach when he became worried at how far out Malone was swimming.

Chris headed out on a paddleboard to locate him, but couldn’t find him.

He flagged down three teens in a speedboat and they searched until they came across Malone’s lifeless body face-down in the water.

The young men – identified as Joey Binda and Elliott Chauvet, both 17, and John Feeney, 18, pulled him onto the boat and helped Flaherty perform CPR as they returned to shore.

Sean Malone rushed to Boston Hospital

Malone was transported to Boston Medical Center where he was listed a being in “critical condition”.

Malone played Skinny Ray Likanski in the 2007 film Gone, Baby, Gone.

Sean Malone as Skinny in Gone, Baby Gone


Malone also appeared as Wolfie in 2010’s The Fighter starring Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale

Sean Malone as Wolfie in The Fighter with Christian Bale



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