american actor Tom Sizemoreknown for his role in the film «Saving Private Ryan» and with a marked life by drugs, died at the age of 61, her agent announced Friday.
The actor suffered a brain aneurysm in February and was disconnected on friday the apparatus that helped him breathe.
A few days beforethe doctors had come to the conclusion that nothing could be done for him anymore, according to his agent Charles Lago.
a brain aneurysm is a weakness in the blood vessels of the brain that are inflamed and fill with blood. Most of the intracranial aneurysms occur between the part lower brain and skull base. The aneurysm may begin to leak or breakand cause fatal bleeding.
“It is with great sadness and pain that I must announce than the actor Thomas Edward Sizemore (“Tom Sizemore”), passed away while sleeping peacefully at the hospital St. Joseph of Burbank”, in California, indicated his agent it’s a statement.
“His brother Paul and sons Jayden and Jagger (…) they were by his side, “he added.
During his career, sizemore worked with some of the Hollywood’s biggest stars but his most memorable role was that of an American soldier In the Second World War in the war movieSaving Private Ryan”, directed by Steven Spielberg in 1998.
The film was nominated for the Oscar for Best Picture and its actors, including Tom Hanks and Matt Damon, were nominated for their joint performance for Best Cast by the Screen Actors Guild.
He dealt with drugs, violence and jail
Born in Detroit in 1961, Sizemore worked as an actor in New York in the 1980s, and had his first prominent role in Oliver Stone’s “Born on the 4th of July” (1989).
through the years 1990 appeared in other filmsbetween them “True Romance” written by Quentin Tarantino, or “Natural Born Killers” (“Murderers by nature”), Also from Stone.
Sizemore suffered from drug dependency, including heroin and cocaine. In 2003 he was sentenced for assaulting his then novia and spent eight months in jail.
The drugs got him in trouble with the law on several occasions in subsequent years, and they cost him a new prison sentence.
Despite his personal problems, ifHe kept working and appeared in television series as “Hawaii Five-O” (“Hawaii Five-0”) and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”).