Tom Sizemore Dies: ‘Saving Private Ryan’ & ‘Black Hawk Down’ Star With Scores Of Film & TV Credits Was 61
04.03.2023 - 07:17
Tom Sizemore, who starred in Saving Private Ryan, Black Hawk Down and in hundreds of other film and TV roles over three-plus decades, died Friday at a hospital in Burbank. He was 61 and had been in a coma since suffering a stroke February 18 that resulted in brain aneurysm.
His manager Charles Lago confirmed the news this evening, saying Sizemore passed away peacefully in his sleep at St Joseph’s Hospital, with his brother Paul and twin boys Jayden and Jagger, age 17, at his side.
“The Sizemore family has been comforted by the hundreds of messages of support and love shown to their son, brother and father,” Lago said in a statement. “They are asking for privacy during this difficult time and I am asking for those wishes to please be respected.”
Said Sizemore’s brother Paul: “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 starred or was a major player in dozens of films and worked with such acclaimed directors as Steven Spielberg, Michael Mann, Arthur Penn and multiple times with Martin Scorsese, Oliver Stone, Kathryn Bigelow, Tony Scott and Lawrence Kasdan. His list of 200-plus credits includes the features Saving Private Ryan, Black Hawk Down, Heat, Natural Born Killers, Pearl Harbor, Wyatt Earp, Passenger 57, Bringing Out the Dead, The Relic, Strange Days, Red Planet, Dreamcatcher, Flight of the Intruder, Guilty by Suspicion, Bad Love and many more.
On the small screen, Sizemore toplined the short-lived 2002 CBS cop drama Robbery Homicide Division, playing the