According to his manager, Tom Sizemore’s family is “deciding end-of-life matters” after he suffered a brain aneurysm earlier this month.
As well as his roles in Saving Private Ryan, Black Hawk Down, and Natural Born Killers, Sizemore has also been jailed for domestic violence and drug addiction. His family was informed today by doctors that there is no further hope and that an end-of-life decision should be made.
He said: “The family is now deciding end of life matters, and a further statement will be released on Wednesday. We are asking for privacy for his family during this difficult time, and they wish to thank everyone for the hundreds of messages of support and prayers they have received. This has been a difficult time for them.”
During the 1990s, Sizemore found fame playing Sergeant Horvath alongside Tom Hanks in Saving Private Ryan. He was nominated for a Golden Globe in 1999 for playing a mobster in Witness Protection. His other films included Pearl Harbor, Heat, and True Romance.
After fame and fortune came a heavy drug addiction, which he wrote about in his autobiography. He was arrested in 1997 on suspicion of assaulting his wife, actress and tennis player Maeve Quinlan. They divorced two years later.
He was sentenced to six months in prison in 2003
A rehab program and anger management were ordered for him after beating up Heidi Fleiss, the former “Hollywood madam.” His recent work included a guest appearance on Netflix’s hit show Cobra Kai and a recurring role on David Lynch’s cult TV show Twin Peaks. On 18 February, he suffered from a brain aneurysm.