There is no hope Tom Sizemore will recover after suffering a brain aneurysm caused by a stroke earlier this month, the actor’s medical team advised.
“Today doctors informed his family that there is no further hope and have recommended end of life decision,” the actor’s manager Charles Lago said in a statement to Deadline on Monday night. “The family is now deciding end of life matters and a further statement will be issued on Wednesday.”
Sizemore’s family asked for privacy in the statement and thanked friends and fans for their “messages of support and prayers.”
The actor was found unconscious in his home around 2 a.m. on Feb. 18, and was rushed to Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, Calif. He has been in critical condition since then, and is in a coma.
Sizemore, 61, has been working in TV and film since the 1980s. He often played a tough guy and is best known for his roles in Saving Private Ryan (1998), Witness Protection (1999), Red Planet (2000), and Black Hawk Down (2001). He also had roles in the films Born on the Fourth of July (1989), Passenger 57 (1992), Natural Born Killers (1994), Heat (1995), and the 2017 revival of the TV series Twin Peaks.
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Sizemore was born in Detroit on Nov. 29, 1961.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in theatre from Wayne State University in Michigan, and later received a master’s in theatre at Temple University in Pennsylvania.
A tribute to Sizemore on the Wayne State University website referred to him as “one of Hollywood’s favorite tough guys.”
While he was known for his immense talent, Sizemore had a history of drug abuse and brushes with the law.
He was convicted of domestic violence in 2003 for assaulting his then-girlfriend, former “Hollywood Madam,” Heidi Fleiss. He was arrested again in 2009 on suspicion of battery of a former spouse and on a domestic violence charge in 2011.
Police also arrested Sizemore multiple times on drug charges.
His 2016 memoir, Tom Sizemore: By Some Miracle I Made It Out of There, detailed crippling drug addiction, overdoses, suicide attempts, and homelessness.