Actor Tom Sizemore, known for his roles in hit movies such as “Saving Private Ryan,” “Heat,” and “Black Hawk Down,” is currently facing end-of-life decisions, according to a statement from his manager Charles Lago. Sizemore, who was hospitalized after suffering a brain aneurysm earlier this month, has remained in critical condition, in a coma, and in intensive care since that day. The family has been informed by doctors that there is no further hope, and they are now deciding on end-of-life matters.
Sizemore’s family has asked for privacy during this difficult time and expressed gratitude for the hundreds of messages of support and prayers they have received. The 61-year-old Detroit-born actor has had a successful acting career, with a number of notable roles in movies and television. However, he has also had a long and well-publicized struggle with drug addiction and legal issues.
Born on the Fourth of July
Sizemore’s first major movie role was in Oliver Stone’s 1989 film “Born on the Fourth of July.” Although he had a small role, it was a start to a promising acting career. He went on to play Sgt. Vinnie Ventresca in the ABC series “China Beach,” which was critically acclaimed and helped him gain recognition in the industry.
Hit Crime and War Movies
Sizemore appeared in a number of hit crime and war movies in the 90s and 2000s, including “Heat,” “Natural Born Killers,” “Pearl Harbor,” and “Black Hawk Down.” He played Sgt. Mike Horvath in the World War II movie “Saving Private Ryan,” which is perhaps his most memorable role.
Other notable roles for Sizemore came in the titles “The Relic,” “True Romance,” and “Bringing Out the Dead,” the latter costarring Nicolas Cage and directed by Martin Scorsese. He received a Golden Globe nomination in 2000 for best performance by an actor in a miniseries or motion picture made for television for his role in “Witness Protection.”
In recent years, Sizemore has appeared in episodes of popular series such as “Twin Peaks” and “Cobra Kai.” However, his career has been overshadowed by his well-publicized struggle with drug addiction and legal issues.
Drug Addiction and Legal Issues
Sizemore has struggled with drug addiction for a long time and has been open about it in interviews. In a 2010 interview with Larry King, Sizemore admitted to being addicted to cocaine, heroin, and meth. He participated in the 2010 season of the reality show “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew” to deal with his addiction.
Sizemore has also had several legal issues over the course of his career. In 2003, he was convicted of domestic violence charges related to his relationship with Heidi Fleiss. He has also been arrested multiple times for drug-related offenses.
Tom Sizemore’s family is currently facing end-of-life decisions after the actor was hospitalized with a brain aneurysm earlier this month. Sizemore had a successful acting career, with notable roles in hit movies and television series. However, his career was overshadowed by his struggle with drug addiction and legal issues. Sizemore was open about his addiction and participated in a reality show to deal with it. He also had legal issues related to domestic violence and drug-related offenses. The family has asked for privacy during this difficult time and expressed gratitude for the support they have received.