After the actor experienced a brain aneurysm on February 18, his family has released a heartbreaking update on his condition.
The 61-year-old reportedly passed out at his Los Angeles home and was taken to the hospital shortly after.
Sadly, Sizemore’s manager has acknowledged that his family is “deciding on end-of-life concerns” after learning that “there is no more hope” from the physicians.
The statement reads: “Tom Sizemore passed out at his Los Angeles residence in the early hours of Saturday, February 18, and was taken to a hospital by paramedics. He was discovered to be suffering from a brain aneurism brought on by a stroke. Tom has remained critically ill, in a coma, and receiving intense care ever since that day.
“Today, physicians told his family that there is no more hope and have recommended making an end-of-life decision,” the article says. The family is currently making end-of-life decisions, and a new statement will be released on Wednesday.
“We are asking for privacy for his family during this sad time, and they wish to thank everyone for the many supportive comments and prayers that have been received,” the statement’s final line reads. For them, this has been a challenging period.
Only hours before he passed away, Sizemore updated his Instagram page with a throwback picture of the Heat cast. Sizemore is perhaps best recognized for his roles in Saving Private Ryan and Black Hawk Down (1995).
Other notable actors in the picture included Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer, Danny Trejo, and Jon Voight.
Sizemore has a distinguished acting career, but The Guardian says that he has long had legal issues. He was found guilty of domestic abuse in 2003 against his then-girlfriend Heidi Fleiss, and in 2005, he was given a jail term of several months after being discovered trying to forge a urine test.
The 61-year-old had previously been open about his battles with addiction and mentioned how Robert De Niro once paid for his stay at a recovery facility.
The suffering Tom Sizemore’s family is currently experiencing is indescribable. All we can do is send them our prayers and love.
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