Tom Sizemore, the “Saving Private Ryan” star who forged a lengthy Hollywood career amid addiction struggles and run-ins with law enforcement, has died. He was 61.
The veteran actor’s passing after a brain aneurysm at his Los Angeles home on February 18 has been confirmed by his representative, according to TMZ.
Sizemore “passed away peacefully in his sleep today at St. Joseph’s Hospital Burbank. His brother Paul and twin boys Jayden and Jagger were at his side,” his manager Charles Lago told the outlet.
The news of Sizemore’s death comes after Lago, revealed on Monday that his medical care was at a critical turning point, reports the New York Post.
“Today, doctors informed his family that there is no further hope and have recommended end-of-life decision,” Lago said in a statement received by The Post. He added that Sizemore’s family was “deciding end-of-life matters.”
The star fought for his life at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California, after an unidentified person found Sizemore unconscious and called emergency services, according to reports at the time.
Born on November 29, 1961, in Detroit, Sizemore attended Wayne State University and received his master’s degree in theatre from Temple University in 1986.
One of his first acting credits was playing a veteran in Oliver Stone’s “Born on the Fourth of July,” released in 1989. He subsequently starred in several other projects, including “Lock Up,” “Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man,” “Point Break,” “True Romance,” “Natural Born Killers” and “Strange Days.”
Sizemore’s career-defining role came in the 1998 blockbuster “Saving Private Ryan,” in which he played Sgt. Mike Horvath.
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