Tom Sizemore To Be Pronounced Dead? Family Reveals Actor’s Devastating Status

Tom Sizemore suffered a brain aneurysm on February 18th that he will not recover from.

By Charlene Badasie | Published

The family of Saving Private Ryan actor, Tom Sizemore will make an end-of-life decision for the 61-year-old who suffered a brain aneurysm on February 18th. He has been in a coma at Providence Saint Joseph Hospital since he was found unconscious at his home. A statement from his representative, Charles Lago said that there was no longer a chance for his recovery.

“Doctors informed his family that there is no further hope and have recommended an end-of-life decision,” Lago said via The Hollywood Reporter. Tom Sizemore’s family has asked for privacy at this difficult time. However, they also thanked everyone for their messages of support, and prayers that have been received. “This has been a difficult time for them,” the statement continued.

The brain aneurysm Tom Sizemore is suffering from was a result of a stroke. He was transported to a hospital by paramedics and has remained in critical condition in intensive care ever since. His family will issue a further statement regarding their end-of-life decision on Wednesday, March 1st.

The actor rose to fame in the 1990s with films like Passenger 57, True Romance, and Natural Born Killers. But it wasn’t until Steven Spielberg’s 1998 war movie Saving Private Ryan that Tom Sizemore got his big break. He portrayed Technical Sergeant Mike Horvath, John H. Miller’s (Tom Hanks) friend, and second-in-command.

The movie earned a Best Picture nomination at the Academy Awards. He also appeared in Black Hawk Down and Pearl Harbor in 2001, as well as the Twin Peaks revival series in 2017.

Tom Sizemore has also worked with some incredible directors during his career. This includes Michael Mann, Martin Scorsese, Peter Hyams, Carl Franklin, Oliver Stone, Ridley Scott, and Michael Bay. Unfortunately, the actor is also a convicted abuser.

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He was convicted of domestic violence against his girlfriend in 2003, Variety reports. He also pled no contest to two charges of domestic violence in 2017 after being arrested a few months earlier on suspicion of assaulting his partner. Tom Sizemore was also given a jail sentence after attempting to fake a urine test in 2005.

Two years later, he was arrested for possession of methamphetamine. And in 2019, he was arrested for possession of illegal narcotics.

Most recently, a civil lawsuit was filed by a woman who claimed he groped her on a movie set when she was 11 years old. The actor denied the 2020 allegations, and the suit was later dismissed. Tom Sizemore has been public about his struggles with substance abuse and appeared on Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew and Dr. Phil to detail his legal troubles.

The 61-year-old also published a memoir in 2013 called By Some Miracle I Made It Out of There, in which he discussed his history with addiction.“People could tell if you were drunk, so then I was like, ‘Hey, look, let me find a drug where I feel comfortable in my own skin,’” Tom Sizemore told The Associated Press in 2013 via USA Today.

Tom Sizemore explained that he discovered cocaine and did it for a while. He then moved on to heroin which he described as an even better drug.