Gone Baby Gone Actor Sean Malone Dead at 54 After Near-Drowning Accident

Gone Baby Gone actor Sean Malone
Gone Baby Gone actor Sean Malone has died after succumbing to injuries related to a recent near-drowning incident, the Boston Fire Department confirmed on Wednesday, July 29. Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Gone Baby Gone actor Sean Malone has died more than a week after a near-drowning incident, the Boston Fire Department confirmed on Wednesday, July 29. He was 54.

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"Sean Malone succumbed to his injuries this evening," the Boston Fire Department's official Twitter handle shared late Wednesday. "[He was] surrounded by his son Sean, parents and siblings at Boston Medical Center."

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The actor had been hospitalized in a coma since July 20, when he nearly drowned at a beach in South Boston. According to the Boston Globe, Malone swam too far out in the waters and was rescued by an off-duty firefighter Chris Flaherty.

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At the time, Flaherty paddle boarded out to Malone, and found him floating unconscious in the sea. The firefighter got help from a nearby powerboat filled with teens and told them to "get him to shore as fast as you can." Once the group was back on land, the actor received CPR and chest compressions from two other off-duty firefighters.

It was later revealed that Malone's brother Scott was one of the city's deputy fire chiefs.

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Malone was in critical condition until he passed away on Wednesday.

The Boston resident had roles in movies like The Fighter and The Forger. He is best known for his role as Skinny Ray Likanski in 2007's Gone Baby Gone.

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