It’s a sad day in Hollywood. Actor Tom Sizemore, best known for his roles in iconic films such as Saving Private Ryan and Black Hawk Down, has passed away at the young age of 61. After struggling with health issues and drug addiction over the years, Sizemore’s death comes as a shock to many people who followed his work throughout his career.
Sizemore suffered a debilitating brain aneurysm in February 2023. The health problem caused catastrophic damage to his body and mind. He went into a coma following the traumatic brain incident. In the days following the debilitating aneurysm, Sizemore’s family was preparing for “end of life” matters since they did not have much hope that the 61-year-old actor would be able to pull through the crisis and return to consciousness.
On Friday, March 3, 2023, Sizemore officially passed away. His death was met with a lot of mourning from his family. And when Sizemore’s business manager Charles Lago shared the news with the world, fans were also distraught at having lost this talented actor at such a young age, all things considered.
“It is with great sadness and sorrow I have to announce that he passed away peacefully in his sleep today at St Joseph’s Hospital in Burbank,” the actor’s manager confirmed.
His versatility allowed him to play villainous characters like Robert DeNiro’s nemesis Scagnetti, back-talking father figures like Red Forman on That 70s Show, and unforgettable war heroes that left an indelible mark on viewers everywhere. As we look back fondly at filmography over the past three decades, let us take a moment to reflect upon this beloved actor’s life and legacy.
In addition to the message from the manager, Sizemore’s brother, Paul Sizemore, shared a message following the passing of his beloved brother.
“I am deeply saddened by the loss of my big brother Tom,” said Paul Sizemore, the actor’s brother. “He was larger than life. He has influenced my life more than anyone I know. He was talented, loving, and giving and could keep you entertained endlessly with his wit and storytelling ability. I am devasted he is gone and will miss him always.”
Sizemore’s manager, Lago, added: “His courage and determination through adversity was always an inspiration to me. The past couple of years were great for him, and he was getting his life back to a great place. He loved his sons and his family. I will miss my friend greatly.
Sizemore is survived by his two sons and has a legacy of iconic work that will be remembered for years to come. The world has lost an incredible actor, and he will be missed. Tom Sizemore’s life was an inspiring story of perseverance, and his work will live on in the hearts and minds of those who knew him. He will be deeply missed but never forgotten. May beloved actor Tom Sizemore rest in peace.