Tom Sizemore has died after being taken off life support, his manager Charles Lago has confirmed to Variety Friday. The 61-year-old actor suffered a brain aneurysm on February 18.
“It is with great sadness and grief that I have to announce that actor Thomas Edward Sizemore (‘Tom Sizemore’), aged 61, passed away peacefully in his sleep today at St Joseph’s Hospital in Burbank,” Lago said in a statement. “Her brother Paul and twins Jayden and Jagger (17) were by her side.”
Lago previously said on Feb. 27 that “doctors have advised his family that there is no more hope and have recommended an end-of-life decision.”
On February 18, Sizemore collapsed in his Los Angeles home and was taken to hospital by paramedics. There, doctors determined that he had suffered a brain aneurysm as a result of a stroke. Sizemore had remained in critical condition since then and had been in a coma under intensive care.
“I am deeply saddened by the loss of my big brother Tom,” his brother Paul Sizemore said in a statement. “He was larger than life. He influenced my life more than anyone I know. He was talented, loving, generous and could entertain you endlessly with his wit and storytelling ability. I’m devastated that he is gone and that I will always miss him.
Known for playing badass, Sizemore shot to fame in the 1990s with films like ‘Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man’, ‘Passenger 57’, ‘True Romance’ and ‘Natural Born Killers’. He got his big break in Steven Spielberg’s 1998 war movie “Saving Private Ryan,” in which he played Tech Sgt. Mike Horvath. “Saving Private Ryan” went on to earn a Best Picture Oscar nomination. During his career, Sizemore has worked with directors such as Michael Mann, Martin Scorsese, Peter Hyams, Carl Franklin, Oliver Stone, Ridley Scott and Michael Bay.
Sizemore was also a convicted molester. In 2003 he was convicted of domestic violence against his then-girlfriend, and in 2017 Sizemore did not contest two domestic violence charges after he was arrested months earlier on suspicion of assaulting his wife. partner.
In 2005, Sizemore was sentenced to several months in prison after he was caught faking a urine test. In 2007 he was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, and in 2019 he was arrested for possession of “various illegal narcotics”. Sizemore has gone public with his substance abuse struggles, appearing on “Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew” and “Dr. Phil” to discuss his legal issues.
There will be a private cremation service for the Sizemore family, with a larger celebration of the life event scheduled in a few weeks.