US actor Tom Sizemore, known for his roles in films such as Saving Private Ryan, Black Hawk Down, and Heat, died early Saturday morning after several weeks of hospitalization for a brain aneurysm, his representative confirmed to CNN.
The news came a day after the actor’s family issued a statement announcing that they had to make end-of-life decisions after doctors reported that there was no hope.
“Today, doctors informed his family that there is no more hope and have recommended the decision to end life.” “The family is now deciding end-of-life issues, and a further statement will be issued on Wednesday,” the statement issued by his family read.
Sizemore, 61, a native of Detroit, reached the peak of his career in the 1990s and 2000s, with roles in films such as Natural Born Killers, Stranger Days, and Pearl Harbor. He is also famous for his portrayal of Mike Horvath in the World War II film Saving Private Ryan. In 2000, the actor was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for “Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie” for his role in “Witness Protection.”
Recently, he appeared in episodes of the television series Twin Peaks or Cobra Kai. Sizemore struggled for a long time with drug addiction and faced several legal problems throughout his career. In 2003, he was convicted of domestic violence charges after his former fiancée, Heidi Fleiss, filed an assault charge against him.