Saving Private Ryan actor Tom Sizemore’s family have heartbreakingly revealed that there is ‘no further hope’ of recovery as he has made no sign of improvement.
The star was rushed to hospital in a ‘critical condition’ in February after suffering from a brain aneurysm and has been in a coma ever since.
Doctors have now recommended to his family that they make an ‘end of life’ decision for the actor, 61, according to a statement released by his manager Charles Lago.
He said: ‘Today doctors informed his family that there is no further hope and have recommended end of life decision. 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.
Sad news: Saving Private Ryan actor Tom Sizemore’s family have heartbreakingly revealed that there is ‘no further hope’ of recovery as he has made no sign of improvement
‘This has been a difficult time for them.’
Lago previously revealed that Sizemore’s family were ‘hoping for the best’ when he was admitted to hospital.
But Sizemore’s condition hasn’t improved in more than a week since he suffered a brain aneurysm, as he remains in a coma in a Los Angeles ICU.
Sizemore’s manager Lago told TMZ that medical staff treating the Detroit native have recommended an end-of-life plan for the ailing actor.
The family of the actor, who played the role of Sergeant Horvath in the 1998 Steven Spielberg film Saving Private Ryan, is currently determining a course of action and will issue a statement indicating their choice when it is made.
‘We are asking for privacy for his family during this difficult time and they wish to thank the hundreds of messages of prayers and support that have been received,’ Lago said. ‘This has been a difficult time for them.’
Lago said that Sizemore – also known for appearing in films including Natural Born Killers, True Romance and Heat, amid a turbulent personal life – suffered an aneurysm following a February 18 stroke at his Los Angeles home.
Statement: The star was rushed to hospital in a ‘critical condition’ in February after suffering from a brain aneurysm and has been in a coma ever since (pictured in Saving Private Ryan)
Heart-breaking: Sizemore’s condition hasn’t improved in more than a week since he suffered a brain aneurysm, as he remains in a coma in a Los Angeles ICU (pictured 2022)
In the medical incident, a person found the actor had collapsed, and emergency responders were summoned to the scene after 2am local time.
EMS crews then transported Sizemore to a local hospital, where he was listed in critical condition in the Intensive Care Unit.
Lago previously told FOX News February 19 that Sizemore was at his South Main Street apartment in Los Angeles when he suffered a brain aneurysm and became unconscious.
‘He is in the hospital,’ Lago said. ‘His family is aware of the situation and are hoping for the best. ‘It is too early to know about [a] recovery situation as he is in critical condition under observation.’
Sizemore’s most recent role was in a new indie science fiction film, Impuratus, playing a police detective forced to believe in the supernatural after witnessing a Civil War veteran’s death bed confession.
The actor’s career has been riddled with scandals, as he battled drug addition, and had several run-ins with the law. He has been arrested for driving under the influence, domestic violence and possession of a controlled substance.
In 2013, Sizemore released a tell-all book in which he tells of his affair with Elizabeth Hurley. He paints the actress, then the girlfriend of Hugh Grant, as a seductress who he fell in love with on the 1992 set of Passenger 57. He was later married to actress Maeve Quinian from 1996 through 1999.
Iconic: The actor played Sergeant Horvath in the 1998 Steven Spielberg film Saving Private Ryan
Career: Sizemore’s most recent role was in a new indie science fiction film, Impuratus, playing a police detective forced to believe in the supernatural after witnessing a Civil War veteran’s death bed confession (pictured)
Sizemore’s new film is expected to be released next month, but the first public screening will be held in Doylestown, Pennsylvania near where it was filmed.
Speaking to Age of the Nerd about his most recent project, Sizemore said he signed on because he ‘enjoyed the script’ and is a ‘terrific leading part.
‘It was a period peace, which was interesting, and I really like the people that were involved,’ Sizemore said of the film, which also stars John Quigley, Robert Miano and Lew Temple.
He added that he saw a ‘very early cut, and I was blown away.
‘The quality was astounding, the acting (including some of mine, of course), but seriously everyone was outstanding and the photography superb,’ Sizemore said, adding he ‘can’t wait to see the final version with the music all in.’
When asked about his 30-year career, Sizemore attributed his success to his ‘passion for the work.
‘I’ve always loved movies,’ he said. ‘That’s why I started doing this, and after all these years I still adore movies.’
He noted that the industry has changed over the years, ‘so I think it’s just about just having a real passion for stories and my nascent curiosity.’
Sizemore added: ‘I believe that I have a second act coming and that I need to start doing more dramatic roles and stay away from the bad guy, military and cop roles.’
Relationship history: Sizemore was married to actress Maeve Quinian from 1996 through 1999. They are seen here at the 1998 premiere of Saving Private Ryan in LA
Sizemore was born in Detroit, Michigan, where his mother was a member of the ombudsman staff and his father worked as a lawyer and philosophy professor.
His early roles included appearances in Oliver Stone’s Born on the Fourth of July in 1989, as well as in Point Break and Natural Born Killers.
He also starred in the independent drama Love is Like That in 1993 with actress and model Pamela Gidley and had a supporting role in Kevin Costner’s Wyatt Earp as Bat Masterson in 1994. For his work in Heart and Souls in 1993, Sizemore was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor.
From there, he had a succession of well-received supporting roles, including his portrayal of Michael Cherito in the 1995 heist film Heat. His biggest success was playing Sgt. Mike Harvath in Saving Private Ryan in 1999, the same year he had his first major leading role as Detective Vincent D’Agosta in The Relic.
In the early 2000s, Sizemore appeared in action films like Pearl Harbor, starring Ben Affleck, and Ridley Scott’s Black Hawk Down.
But in 2005, the same year he became a father to twins, his career came crashing down with the release of Tom Sizemore Sex Scandal, a sex tape of him with multiple women.
Two years later, VH1 aired a six-episode series entitled Shooting Sizemore, which chronicled the actor’s struggles to regain his career as he battled with methamphetamine and heroin addiction.
The show also followed his efforts to appeal an assault charge for attacking his then-girlfriend Heidi Fleiss. He had been convicted in 2003 of domestic violence, and was sentenced to seven months in jail and four months in drug treatment for repeatedly failing drug tests while on probation.
Early days: One of his earliest roles was as a supporting character in 1994’s Natural Born Killers (pictured)
Back in the day: A VH1 series in 2007 chronicled Sizemore’s efforts to appeal his assault conviction
History: Sizemore was convicted of assaulting actress Heidi Fleiss in 2003, when they were dating
Court case: Actress Heidi Fleiss, his former girlfriend, took the stand to give evidence against him
In 2010, Sizemore appeared on the entertainment network again, as a patient in its third season of Celebrity Rehab.
And in November 2017, it was revealed that he had been kicked off the set of Born Killers in 2003 after he was accused of sexually molesting an 11-year-old on the set.
He denied any wrongdoing and was allowed back on the set after the Salt Lake County Prosecutor’s Office decided not to move forward with the case citing ‘witness and evidence problems.’
By May 2018, the actress — who was then 26 — filed a lawsuit against Sizemore, seeking at least $3 million. But on August 27, 2020, a Utah judge dismissed the suit.
The following year, though, Sizemore pleaded no contest to two charges of domestic abuse for assaulting his girlfriend. He was sentenced to 36 months of probation, 30 days of community service and a year long domestic violence program.
Sizemore has also filed for bankruptcy twice over the years, and is now worth an estimated $500,000.
Still, Sizemore’s career remained steady with two of his films debuting at the Sundance Film Festival in 2008: Red and American Son.
He then saw a career resurgence when he was cast as a series regular in the USA Network show Shooter and later appearing in the revival of Twin Peaks.
More recently, in 2022, Sizemore won an IndiFEST Award and Accolade Competition Award for his supporting role in the Electric Man.