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‘Saving Private Ryan’ actor Tom Sizemore dead at 61

The news comes after his family announced that they were “deciding end of life matters” earlier this week.

The news comes after his family announced that they were “deciding end of life matters” earlier this week.
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‘Saving Private Ryan’ actor Tom Sizemore has passed away at the age of 61.

Tom’s representative, Charles Lago, tells TMZ, “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. His Brother Paul and twin boys Jayden and Jagger (17) were at his side.”

Sizemore was recently hospitalized

The news comes after Sizemore was recently hospitalized after suffering a brain aneurysm. He was found in his Los Angeles home unconscious at around 2 a.m following a medical emergency, before being transported to an L.A. hospital.

He had been hospitalized since, remaining in critical condition, in a coma and in intensive care. According to his manager, Charles Lago, the brain aneurysm was the result of a stroke.

“Today, doctors informed his family that there is no further hope and have recommended end of life decision,” Sizemore’s manager Charles Lago said in a statement issued Monday night.

Sizemore’s career

Born in Detroit, Sizemore appeared in a number of hit movies during the 1990s and 2000s, including ‘Saving Private Ryan’, ‘Black Hawk Down’, ‘Heat’, ‘Natural Born Killers’ and ‘Pearl Harbor’.

He is perhaps best known for his role in the Second World War movie ‘Saving Private Ryan’, in which he plays Sgt. Mike Horvath. The film stars Tom Hanks as Private John Miller and Matt Damon as Private James Ryan.

The cast also includes Edward Burns, Barry Pepper, Giovanni Ribisi, Vin Diesel, Adam Goldberg and Jeremy Davies.

In 2000, he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television for his role in ‘Witness Protection’.

He also appeared in the TV series ‘Cobra Kai’, as well as ‘Twin Peaks’.

Check out Tom Sizemore’s most notable roles here.

Sizemore also struggled with a drug addiction, which he wrote about in his autobiography, and he was also involved in a string of legal issues over the course of his career.

In 1997, he was arrested on suspicion of assaulting his wife, actress and tennis player Maeve Quinlan. They later divorced two years later.

In 2003, he was sentenced to six months in prison for beating up his girlfriend Heidi Fleiss. He was also ordered to complete rehab and anger management.