According to his family, Tom Sizemore has no chance of recovering from a recent brain aneurysm, and they have confirmed that they are making an incredibly difficult end-of-life choice for the star.
Sizemore was discovered unresponsive at his Los Angeles home at approximately two in the morning on February 18 after collapsing from a stroke.
After being admitted to the hospital, the 61-year-old has remained unconscious in the intensive care unit at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Los Angeles. Sadly, his condition hasn’t improved.
Sizemore’s representative, Charles Lago, revealed on Monday night that there was no prospect for his recovery.
He said in a statement: “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,” Lago 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,” he added. “This has been a difficult time for them.”
The actor is well known for appearing in hit blockbuster movies such as Saving Private Ryan, Heat, and Black Hawk Down.
In Oliver Stone’s 1989 movie Born on the Fourth of July, he had one of his very first appearances on the big screen. He would go on to star in Point Break (1991), True Romance (1993), and Natural Born Killers (1994).
His most recent production has him portraying an investigator in the science fiction film Impuratus. His character comes to believe in the paranormal after seeing a Civil War veteran’s confession on his deathbed.
He recently told Age Of The Nerd about the role: “I enjoyed the script. It is a terrific leading part. It was a period piece, which was interesting, and I really like the people that were involved.”
The news of his deteriorating health has understandably left fans devastated, with many taking to social media to share their tributes to the star, one wrote: “As Tom Sizemore is coming to his last moments in our world, two concepts intermingle in my thoughts: how great he was in Saving Private Ryan and the fact that my dad and he attended the same college, Wayne State in Michigan. Rest easy and with no pain. Peace is coming.”
While another commented: “So sad to hear the news about Tom Sizemore. An electrifying presence even in a movie that stars Al Pacino and Robert De Niro. That look in HEAT. I tried nailing that look for years so I can intimidate eavesdroppers.”
“Rest in peace Tom Sizemore. You made a ton of flicks that I really enjoyed. Thank you,” a third added.
Another said: “This is just heartbreaking about Tom Sizemore. Despite his problems…I always loved him as a performer. He was GREAT in Robbery Homicide Division…and sublime in STRANGE DAYS. ‘It’s not whether you’re paranoid Lenny, it’s whether you’re paranoid ENOUGH.’”
It’s clear the acting world is going to miss the legend. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends during this difficult time.