Malone, who appeared in films including Gone Baby Gone, was found unconscious in the water off M Street Beach in Boston, Massachusetts by off-duty firefighter Chris Flaherty on 20 July (15).

Malone, 54, spent more than a week in the Boston Medical Center, with some reports suggesting he was in a coma.

The Boston Fire Department announced on Wednesday (29Jul15) that Malone had passed away, writing on Twitter.com, "Sean Malone succumbed to his injuries this evening surrounded by his son Sean, parents and siblings at Boston Medical Center... His family would like to thank the dedicated staff at (the hospital)... (and) those that rescued Sean and friends for their support."