Susan Sarandon Reacts To News That Her Brother Has Died

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Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter
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Susan Sarandon and her family got heartbreaking news after finding out her brother, Terry Tomalin had died Thursday from a heart attack.

The 69-year old actress took to social media Friday to express her gratitude to her friends and fans for their support during this difficult time. She posted on her Facebook account a picture of her brother holding a fish and a message to fans that read, “Thank you to everyone who reached out with love at the passing of my brother Terry Tomalin.”

“I will pass on your prayers to his wife and family,”she added. “This will give you a small idea of who he was.” She then posted a link to an article about his death, in the paper he worked for as the outdoor editor for the Tampa Bay Times.

The 55-years old Tomalin suffered a major heart attack when he was taking a life-guarding test in his hometown of Florida, according to the report in the Times. He reportedly collapsed at the aquatic center and never regained consciousness.

Tomalin leaves behind his wife and two children.