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Actor Tom Sizemore, whose movies include Saving Private Ryan and Pearl Harbour, has been told that he is not expected to recover from the brain aneurysm he suffered on February 18th. Sizemore has been hospitalized in critical condition in intensive care since then.
“Today, doctors informed his family that there is no further hope and have recommended an end of life decision,” Sizemore’s manager, Charles Lago, told Yahoo Entertainment late Monday.
“The family is now deciding end of life matters and a further statement will be issued on Wednesday. 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.”
Sizemore battled substance abuse and addiction issues for decades. He was also accused of domestic abuse by his ex-wife and was also removed from a film set for reportedly molesting an 11-year-old girl.
Sizemore said in a prior interview that he has loved movies his entire life and that his mind was blown when he watched The Wizard of Oz on TV.
“When we saw a movie called Beckett, with Peter O’Toole and Richard Burton, I guess I was probably 11 or 12, and… I didn’t understand the movie so much as I got that the relationship between Burton and O’Toole was special, and I got into the drama of that,” he told Decider in May 2022. “And then a few years later, when I was 14, I saw Taxi Driver. And that was the first time I remember wanting to know who the actor was, who the person was playing this part. I was so taken with the Travis Bickle character (played by Robert De Niro) that I wanted to know, ‘Who’s the guy doing this?’ And I got obsessed with it. I saw that movie every week for, like, two months when it was playing in the theater. I saw it 11 weeks in a row. That’s when I first started thinking, ‘Whatever that is they’re doing up there, I want to be part of it. I want to do that.’ And I started to figure out how to become an actor, and I started doing some investigating, and my mother helped me.”
ARTICLE: PAUL MURDOCH
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