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March 21, 2023
Black Hawk Down and Saving Private Ryan star Tom Sizemore has died at the age of 61.
Sizemore’s manager Tom Lago confirmed to Variety that he was taken off life support. Sizemore suffered a brain aneurysm on February 18th and has been in a coma ever since.
“It is with great sadness and sorrow that 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,” Lago said in a statement. “His brother Paul and twin boys Jayden and Jagger (17) were at his side.”
Lago made a statement on February 27th confirming that “doctors informed his family that there is no further hope and have recommended an end of life decision.”
“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,” Lago said. “This has been a difficult time for them.”
Tom’s brother Paul also issued a statement.
“I am deeply saddened by the loss of my big brother Tom. He was larger than life. He has influenced my life more than anyone I know. He was talented, loving, giving and could keep you entertained endlessly with his wit and storytelling ability. I am devastated he is gone and will always miss him.”
Sizemore’s ex-wife, actress Maevee Quinlin offered “my heartfelt condolences to the entire Sizemore family. … Most especially, my thoughts and prayers go out to Tom’s two sons, Jayden and Jagger. May God hold you both in the palm of his hand, give you strength and bless you all the days of your lives.”
ARTICLE: PAUL MURDOCH
MANAGING EDITOR: LUKE MOCHERMAN
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