Tom Sizemore, who appeared in Saving Private Ryan, Black Hawk Down, and dozens of other films, has passed away.
Veteran actor Tom Sizemore has died. On Feb. 18, Sizemore was at his L.A. home when he suffered a brain aneurysm, at which point he was rushed to the hospital and placed in the ICU. The Saving Private Ryan actor had been comatose ever since, and earlier this week, doctors told Sizemore’s family that there was no further hope that he would ever recover. The family made the difficult decision to remove Sizemore from life support on Friday, and he died at the age of 61 with loved family members by his side.
Per TMZ, a statement from Sizemore’s rep reads, “It is with great sadness and sorrow I have to announce that actor Thomas Edward Sizemore aged 61 passed away peacefully in his sleep today at St. Joseph’s Hospital Burbank. His Brother Paul and twin boys Jayden and Jagger (17) were at his side.”
Sizemore has been appearing in movies since the late 1980s, and he is particularly well known for his roles in famous war movies like Saving Private Ryan, Black Hawk Down, and Pearl Harbor. He has appeared in a variety of other films over the years as well, including some notable titles like True Romance, Natural Born Killers, Heat, The Relic, Enemy of the State, Dreamcatcher, Big Money Rustlas, and many others. His TV work includes Dr. Vegas, Crash, Southland, Hawaii Five-0, Shooter, and the Twin Peaks revival. More recently, he’d been starring in the Tubi comedy series Barbee Rehab.
Tom Sizemore’s Personal Problems Were Well Documented
It’s no secret that Sizemore also struggled with his demons when not working on films. His addiction struggles have led to a slew of arrests along with a variety of appearances on celebrity reality shows to address these issues in a public way. That includes spending time on Celebrity Rehab as well as leading his own VH1 series, Shooting Sizemore, which followed Sizemore looking to overcome his demons and get his career back on track.
While his personal problems would persist, Sizemore would never stop acting, performing all the way up until the very end. He took part in a recent interview with Age of the Nerd and addressed his potential future, expressing his belief that he had a “second act” that was coon to come.
“I believe that I have a second act coming and that I need to start doing more dramatic roles and stay away from the bad guy, military, and cop roles,” he said.
Sizemore was married once, marrying actress Maeve Quinlan in 1996. The pair divorced in 1999. Sizemore would later have two children, twin boys Jayden and Jagger, with Janelle McIntire in 2005.
Our thoughts are with Sizmore’s friends and family at this painful time. Rest in peace, Tom Sizemore.