The family of actor Tom Sizemore (“Saving Private Ryan,” “Pearl Harbor,” “Twin Peaks: The Return”) will reportedly make an “end-of-life decision” regarding the actor, by Wednesday (Mar. 1), per The Hollywood Reporter. Sizemore is in a coma after suffering a brain aneurysm from a stroke. A representative for the actor stated there is “no further hope.”
Family Of Tom Sizemore To Make Decision On Wednesday
Sizemore has reportedly been in intensive care at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank following his hospitalization. According to a statement from his rep, Charles Lago, there is no chance of recovery for the 61-year-old actor.
Lago informed THR, “Today, doctors informed his family that there is no further hope and have recommended end-of-life decision.” He continued that Sizmore’s “family is now deciding end-of-life matters.”
As previously reported by The Blast, Sizemore was hospitalized after collapsing at his home and becoming unresponsive on Feb. 19. His manager, Lago, was with him at Sizemore’s home when the actor collapsed. 911 was called and paramedics took the actor to a local hospital in the Los Angeles area. After he was taken to a local hospital, doctors treated and diagnosed him with a brain aneurysm, and he has remained under medical observation in the ICU since that time.
Lago added in his statement, “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 that have been received. This has been a difficult time for them.”
Sizemore had prominent roles in acclaimed films throughout the 90s in such films as Oliver Stone’s “Natural Born Killers,” Kathryn Bigelow’s “Strange Days,” Michael Mann’s “Heat,” and Steven Spielberg’s “Saving Private Ryan.” He still continued to land major roles in the early 2000s, including Ridley Scott’s “Black Hawk Down,” Michael Bay’s “Pearl Harbor,” and Lawrence Kasdan’s “Dreamcatcher.”
The actor has had various legal issues going back for the last 20 years or so. In January 2019, he was arrested on suspicion of possession of multiple drugs. The actor was later granted a plea deal on the drug charges, as reported by TMZ. Under the plea deal, he had to enter a pretrial drug diversion program and a drug prevention program and also stay clean for a year in order to get the charges dropped. More recently, he appeared in David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks: The Return,” appearing in multiple episodes of the show. In 1998, he portrayed infamous mobster John Gotti in the television movie “Witness to the Mob.”
Sizemore was later arrested again about a year later in January 2020, per TMZ. At the time, he was pulled over for a traffic violation and charged with DUI and possession of a controlled substance. He was previously arrested and convicted of assaulting then-girlfriend Heidi Fleiss in 2003.
The actor has struggled with drug addiction for many years of his life, which he has spoken about in past interviews. He revealed in an interview with Dr. Phil that his battle with addiction goes back to when he was 15 years old.