“Saving Private Ryan” actor Tom Sizemore has died at 61 years old, according to reports.
Sizemore had been hospitalized in critical condition since February 18 after suffering from a brain aneurysm that occurred as a result of a stroke.
“It is with great sadness and sorrow I have to announce that actor Thomas Edward Sizemore (“Tom Sizemore”) aged 61 passed away peacefully in his sleep today at St Joseph’s Hospital Burbank,” Sizemore’s representative Charles Lago said in a statement.
“His brother Paul and twin boys Jayden and Jagger, 17, were at his side.”
“In the early hours of Saturday, February 18, 2023, Tom Sizemore collapsed at his Los Angeles home and was transported to a hospital by Paramedics,” Lago continued.
“He was found to be suffering from a brain aneurysm that occurred as a result of a stroke.
“Since that day, Tom has remained in critical condition, in a coma, and in intensive care.
“Tom has remained in intensive care since that day and not regained conciseness.
“There will be a private cremation service for the family with a larger celebration of life event planned in a few weeks.”
“The Sizemore family has been comforted by the hundreds of messages of support and love shown to their son, brother, and father,” the statement adds.
“They are asking for privacy during this difficult time and I am asking for those wishes to please be respected.”
“On a personal note, I am very saddened by the loss of not only a client but a great friend and mentor of almost 15 years,” Lago said.
“Tom was one of the most sincere, kind and generous human beings I have had the pleasure of knowing.
“His courage and determination through adversity was always an inspiration to me.
“The past couple of years were great for him and he was getting his life back to a great place.
“He loved his sons and his family. I will miss my friend Tom Sizemore Greatly.”
Lago also provided a statement on behalf of Sizemore’s ex-wife Maeve Quinlan, to whom he was married from 1996 to 1999 and who remained in contact with the late actor.
“My heartfelt condolences to the entire Sizemore family and Tom’s long-time manager, Charles Lago,” Quinlan said.
“Most especially, my thoughts and prayers go out to Tom’s two sons, Jayden and Jagger.
“May God hold you both in the palm of his hand, give you strength and bless you all the days of your lives.”
“I am deeply saddened by the loss of my big brother Tom,” Sizemore’s brother Paul Sizemore said in a statement provided by Lago.
“He was larger than life. He has influenced my life more than anyone I know,” Paul continued.
“He was talented, loving, giving and could keep you entertained endlessly with his wit and storytelling ability.
“I am devastated he is gone and will miss him always”
Lago added, “The twins are devastated by the loss of their father and will release a statement at a later time.
“I ask that the boys are afforded privacy during this very difficult [time].”
Sizemore was hospitalized on Feb. 18 after suffering a brain aneurysm that occurred as a result of a stroke, as Slay News reported at the time.
He was placed in critical condition and was receiving intensive care at the hospital.
“His family is aware of the situation and are hoping for the best,” Lago said at the time.
“It is too early to know about [a] recovery situation as he is in critical condition and under observation.”
On Feb. 27, things took a turn for the worse, with Lago confirming, “Doctors informed his family that there is no further hope and have recommended end-of-life decision.”
“The family is now deciding end-of-life matters.”
According to Mayo Clinic, a brain aneurysm is described as the “bulge or ballooning in a blood vessel in the brain” that “can leak or rupture, causing bleeding into the brain (hemorrhagic stroke).”
Sizemore enjoyed a successful run in Hollywood in the late 1990s to early 2000s starring in blockbuster films including “Black Hawk Down” and “Heat.”
Born in Detroit, Sizemore, starred in films including “Born on the Fourth of July” with Tom Cruise, “Pearl Harbor” with Ben Affleck, and the television show “Twin Peaks.”
Sizemore is survived by twins Jagger and Jayden, whom he shared with Janelle McIntire.