Tom Sizemore’s representative has announced the actor has “no further hope” following a brain aneurysm he suffered, with his family now preparing an end-of-life plan.
The Saving Private Ryan actor, 61, was hospitalised on February 18 and spent the last week or so in the intensive care unit of Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Los Angeles.
His representative Charles Lago announced, “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.”
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“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,” he added. “This has been a difficult time for them.”
Sizemore was reportedly rushed to hospital around 2am on February 18 after he was found unconscious at home, having suffered a stroke.
Sizemore appeared in a number of hit crime and war movies in the ’90s and 2000s, including the films Heat, Natural Born Killers, Pearl Harbor and Black Hawk Down.
Often portraying tough guys, he is best known for playing Sergeant Mike Horvath in Saving Private Ryan in 1998.
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Sizemore has long struggled with drug addiction and had a litany of legal issues during his career.
He was convicted in 2003 on domestic violence charges stemming from a relationship with his former fiancee Heidi Fleiss.
He told CNN’s Larry King in a 2010 interview he had been addicted to cocaine, heroin and meth, and he participated in the 2010 season of the reality show Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.
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