The actor passed away Friday in an L.A.-area hospital after his family made the difficult decision to remove him from life support. The actor had been receiving treatment after suffering a brain aneurysm at his home on February 18, which caused him to collapse and lose consciousness.
Tom’s rep, 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.”
TMZ broke the story … Tom was rushed to the ER around 2 AM, and was listed in critical condition while doctors worked on him in the ICU. He never regained consciousness.
Lago also said Tom’s aneurysm was the result of a stroke he suffered, causing him to collapse.
In ‘SPR,’ TS played Sergeant Horvath opposite Tom Hanks and other big actors as they sought out Matt Damon‘s character to relieve him of duty. Sizemore’s performance was a standout one, and it actually earned him a couple award nominations.
The 2000s and the decades thereafter weren’t nearly as memorable for Sizemore, but he continued to act in a lot of films — the most noteworthy of which include … “Pearl Harbor,” ‘Black Hawk,’ “Dreamcatcher,” “Red Planet” and “Paparazzi.”
He had been arrested on a handful of occasions … a couple of times for domestic violence, and frequently for substance abuse-related offenses. Sizemore had been in and out of rehab for his addictions.