Actor Tom Sizemore passed away on March 3 at age 61, nearly two weeks after suffering a brain aneurysm as the result of a stroke. Sizemore had been hospitalized in critical condition and remained in a coma and in intensive care since the aneurysm.
Sizemore’s manager, Charles Lago, said that the actor “passed away peacefully in his sleep at St Joseph’s Hospital Burbank. His brother Paul and twin boys Jayden and Jagger were at his side.” Lago added: “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.” He said there will be a private cremation service for the family with a larger celebration of life event planned in a few weeks.
Sizemore’s death comes just days after the actor’s medical team had informed the family “there is no further hope and have recommended end of life decision.” Paul Sizemore said in 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 miss him always.” 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.”
Sizemore is best known for action movies and crime dramas, including Saving Private Ryan, Black Hawk Down, Passenger 57, Heat, True Romance, Natural Born Killers, Devil in a Blue Dress, The Relic and Strange Days.
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