Tom Sizemore, ‘Saving Private Ryan’ star, dies at 61 : Reports

Tom Sizemore, star of the late-’90s war drama “Saving Private Ryan,” has died following a brain aneurysm. He was 61.

Sizemore died Friday, the actor’s manager Charles Lago confirmed to VarietyTMZ and People

“It is with great sadness and sorrow 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 to Variety and TMZ. 

USA TODAY has reached out to Sizemore’s representative for confirmation. 

On Feb. 18, Sizemore was hospitalized and placed in critical condition after suffering a brain aneurysm. Sizemore had remained in a coma until his death on Friday. The actor was 61 years old.

“I am very saddened by the loss of not only a client but a great friend and mentor of almost 15 years,” Sizemore‘s manager Charles Lago said in a statement. “Tom was one of the most sincere, kind and generous human beings I have had the pleasure of knowing. His courage and determination through adversity was always an inspiration to me. The past couple of years were great for him and he was getting his life back to a great place. He loved his sons and his family. I will miss my friend Tom Sizemore greatly.”

Starting in 1989, Sizemore appeared in small roles in Born on the Fourth of July, directed by Oliver Stone, then two early movies by Kathryn Bigelow, Point Break and Blue Steel. Slowly, Sizemore worked his way into increasingly larger roles in Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man, Passenger 57, True Romance and Natural Born Killers.


By 2016, Sizemore was slowly working his way back into respectability, appearing as a guest in popular TV and streaming shows such as Lucifer, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, the Twin Peaks reboot and Cobra Kai.

“I’m a pitcher, an older pitcher now, and I used to throw 98 mph and I still throw 98 mph when I’m acting,” he told the Daily Mail the following year.

Sizemore’s brother Paul and his twin sons Jayden and Jagger, 17, were at his side when he died, according to his manager.

source : npr | usatoday