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Susan Sarandon Speaks Out After Her Brother's Sudden Passing

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Our hearts go out to Susan Sarandon during this difficult time.

On Friday, we learned that Susan's beloved brother Terry Tomalin passed away in Florida on May 19 from a heart attack. Mr. Tomalin was just 55 years old.

Related: Susan Blasts Woody Allen!

According to the Tampa Bay Times, where Terry worked as the outdoors editor, he was in the middle of a life guarding certification class with his son Kai when he collapsed. It's a heartbreaking detail considering Kai is only 14 years old.

Naturally, this news comes a crushing blow to Sarandon who shared the sad message (below) with fans:

How heartbreaking. The two were clearly very close, a bond S.S. encapsulated with a #TBT photo of the two she posted about a year ago:

Victory at the swim club with my brother Terry who shared his winning medals with me. #TBTA photo posted by Susan Sarandon (@susansarandon) on May 7, 2015 at 11:34am PDT

So crushing.

Echoing Suse's heartache, Terry's wife of 17 years, Kanika Tomalin, expressed:

"We are devastated. He loved us. He loved his family so much, and we loved him."

Ugh. We feel just terrible for the editor's two children and Kanika.

On a lighter note, we're just in awe of Terry's life as an outdoorsman and relentless adventurer. From New Zealand to the Everglades, the father truly lived life to the fullest.

A former colleague recalled:

"He joked that he could get through life without ever putting on a pair of long pants. He smelled like he got up at 4 a.m. and went fishing before work, which he did."

Sounds like T.T. was a great guy.

Stay strong, Susan.

[Image via WENN.]

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