The family of Saving Private Ryan star Tom Sizemore have confirmed that there is ‘no further hope’ for his recovery, and are now in the heartbreaking process of making an end of life decision for him.
Sizemore, 61, suffered an aneurysm at his Los Angeles home on Saturday 18 February, and is in a critical condition in intensive care; He is understood to be in a coma.
At the time, his manager Charles Lago said his family were ‘hoping for the best,’ but he has since provided a further statement from the family where they said that the actor was not going to recover.
In a statement Lago said, “Today, doctors informed his family that there is no further hope and have recommended [an] end-of-life decision.”
“The family is now deciding end-of-life matters and a further statement will be issued on Wednesday.”
He also said on Monday that Sizemore’s family were asking for privacy, adding: “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 is best known for his roles in Saving Private Ryan (1998), Heat and Black Hawk Down (2001), which won 2 Academy Awards.
He’s also continued to have a very active career until recently, staring in the TV shows Barbee Rehab, Cobra Kai and film Bermuda Island in 2022 alone.
Fans have since flooded comments online with well wishes for the star.
“Oh no!!! Prayers for him and his family!! I’ve loved every movie he is in!!” one person commented.
“I assure you Tom. I may be 26 but I’m certain my grand kids will watch your movie! Your legacy will continue,” said another.
Sizemore’s personal life has at times been difficult, with a history of drug abuse and encounters with law enforcement.
He was convicted of domestic violence against girlfriend Heidi Flass in 2003, and was arrested in 2009 and 2011 for suspected battery of a former spouse.
In 2005, he was sentenced to several months in prison after being caught attempting to fake the results of a urine test, and in 2006 he pleaded no contest to taking methamphetamine outside a motel.
He was sentenced to 16 months in prison in 2007 after being arrested again while still being on probation.
Sizemore has spoken openly before about his battles with addiction, and credited fellow actor Robert De Niro for checking him into rehab.