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Sean Stone, Action Movie Producer, Dies at 31

Sean Stone, a producer who worked on action films starring Bruce Willis and John Travolta, has died. He was 31.

Stone died Tuesday at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey, his family told The Hollywood Reporter. He was diagnosed with metastatic neuroendocrine cancer of the colon in July.

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Stone grew up in New Jersey and graduated from the University of Arizona before moving to Los Angles in 2017 to pursue his dream of producing movies. He began his career that year at CAA, where he worked under Dave Bugliari and then Jack Whigham, before moving to Emmett/Furla as an assistant in 2020 and eventually freelancing as an executive producer on movie projects.

He was a creative executive on multiple features released in 2022, including Hot Seat, a action thriller starring Entourage actor Kevin Dillon and Mel Gibson; Wrong Place, starring Willis and Twilight actor Ashley Greene; and Wire Room, which starred Willis and Dillon. He moved up the ranks to produce Cash Out, a Travolta vehicle due out in April, and an upcoming sequel.

Outside of filmmaking, Stone enjoyed painting, sports, hibachi, music and Shark Week.

Survivors include his parents, David and Ileen; his siblings, Ashley, Justin, Michael, Mallory and Brian; brother-in-law Thomas Smith; and sisters-in-law Christine Stone and Jenna Yeo; and nieces, Ella and Sloane.

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