It’s with a heavy heart that I report Tom Sizemore passed away nearly two weeks after suffering a catastrophic brain aneurysm on February 18.
Tom collapsed in his Los Angeles home and was transported to the hospital by paramedics. There, doctors determined that he had suffered a brain aneurysm as the result of a stroke.
He had remained in critical condition since then and had been in a coma under intensive care.
On February 27, Tom’s manager, Charles Lago, said “doctors informed his family that there is no further hope and have recommended end of life decision.”
Lago announced Tom’s passing with the following statement:
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.
Tom’s brother, Paul Sizemore, released the following statement:
I am deeply saddened by the loss of my big brother Tom. He was larger than life. He has influenced my life more than anyone I know.
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.
Tom Sizemore, a Detroit native, is an award-winning actor who has starred in a number of classic hit films including Saving Private Ryan, Heat, Black Hawk Down, Natural Born Killers, True Romance, and Pearl Harbor.
Unfortunately, his acting career was overshadowed by domestic violence convictions and challenges with substance abuse.
Tom is currently trending on social media as fans share tributes and honor some of his most memorable roles.
Tom Sizemore is survived by his two children, Jagger and Jayden.
There will be a private cremation service for Sizemore’s family, with a larger celebration of life event planned in a few weeks.
My sincerest condolences to the Sizemore family and all who knew and loved Tom.