As per a statement from Tom Sizemore’s manager Charles Lago, received by CNN on Monday evening, the actor’s family is presently “deciding end of life matters” after receiving an update from doctors.
“Today, 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 and a further statement will be issued on Wednesday,” the statement said.
“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.”
Earlier this month, Sizemore, 61, was hospitalized in intensive care after suffering a brain aneurysm. “Since that day, Tom has remained in critical condition, in a coma and in intensive care,” the statement from Lago noted.
The Detroit-born Sizemore had an early, small role in the Oliver Stone 1989 film “Born on the Fourth of July,” and had his break in television playing Sgt. Vinnie Ventresca around the same time, in the ABC series “China Beach.”
He appeared in a number of hit crime and war movies in the 90s and 2000s, including “Heat,” “Natural Born Killers,” “Pearl Harbor” and “Black Hawk Down.”
Tom Sizemore is widely recognized for his portrayal of Sgt. Mike Horvath in the WWII movie “Saving Private Ryan”. He also garnered attention for his roles in “The Relic”, “True Romance”, and “Bringing Out the Dead” (directed by Martin Scorsese) alongside Nicolas Cage.
In 2000, the actor earned a Golden Globe nomination for his performance in “Witness Protection”, in the category of best actor in a miniseries or television motion picture. Recently, he made appearances in popular shows such as “Twin Peaks” and “Cobra Kai”.
Throughout his career, Sizemore has been plagued with drug addiction and legal problems. In 2003, he was found guilty of domestic violence charges related to his relationship with Heidi Fleiss. In a 2010 interview with Larry King on CNN, he confessed to being addicted to cocaine, heroin, and meth, and also appeared on the reality show “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew” in the same year.