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Tom Sizemore likely near end of life

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    Published 9:56 PM EST, Mon February 27, 2023

    The family of actor Tom Sizemore is currently “deciding end of life matters” following an update from doctors, according to a statement CNN received Monday evening from Sizemore’s manager Charles Lago.

    “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,” the statement said.

    “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. This has been a difficult time for them.”

    Earlier this month, Sizemore, 61, was hospitalized in intensive care after suffering a brain aneurysm. “Since that day, Tom has remained in critical condition, in a coma and in intensive care,” the statement from Lago noted.

    The Detroit-born Sizemore had an early, small role in the Oliver Stone 1989 film “Born on the Fourth of July,” and had his break in television playing Sgt. Vinnie Ventresca around the same time, in the ABC series “China Beach.”

    He appeared in a number of hit crime and war movies in the 90s and 2000s, including “Heat,” “Natural Born Killers,” “Pearl Harbor” and “Black Hawk Down.”

    He is perhaps best known for playing Sgt. Mike Horvath in the World War II movie “Saving Private Ryan.”

    Other notable roles for Sizemore came in the titles “The Relic,” “True Romance” and “Bringing Out the Dead,” the latter costarring Nicolas Cage and directed by Martin Scorsese.

    The actor nabbed a Golden Globe nomination in 2000 for best performance by an actor in a miniseries or motion picture made for television for his role in “Witness Protection.”

    More recently, he appeared in episodes of the hit series “Twin Peaks” and “Cobra Kai.”

    Sizemore has long struggled with drug addiction, and had a string of legal issues over the course of his career.

    He was convicted in 2003 on domestic violence charges related to his relationship with 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.”

    https://www.cnn.com/2023/02/27/entertainment/tom-sizemore-end-of-life-decision/index.html

    Really sad story, here at the end and just in general, I always thought he was really talented.....
     
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    Super talented. Just couldn't stay sober.
     
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    Xerobull You son of a b!tch! I'm in!

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    Sad, hope his passing is peaceful and with no pain.

    Not shocked at all, guy was hardcore into drugs and partying. Remember when he banged Paris Hilton? Not really a hard tag but he was old enough to be her dad.
     
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    He was really good in Saving Private Ryan that movie should have won best picture). Talented actor, led a wild life
     
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    Loved him in Enemy of the State as well. Great actor
     
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    He played some real scumbags and was good at it. That's why I will remember him. But, probably remember him most for "Saving Private Ryan".

    "Your mother would be very upset with you if she saw you do that!" - Tom S.

    "I thought you were my mother!" - Tom H.
     
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    Yeah, Saving Private Ryan and of course Heat.
     
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    Did a good job playing Pete Rose in that ESPN movie back in the mid 2000s. Lived a fast life but brain aneurysms can happen to anybody at anytime. It's a sudden and sad way to go.
     
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    He was an extreme drug addict and he's been suffering from that addiction for at least the past 20 years. May he be at peace now.
     
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    The real unsung hero is Sizemore's agent, Charles Lago.

    Sizemore has been a good actor, but then there are many good actors who don't get a break. Tom got the break and squandered it. Off camera, he's been a complete train wreck. Yet somehow he's landed great roles.

    Well done, Mr. Lago.
     
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    Xerobull You son of a b!tch! I'm in!

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    A brain aneurysm could happen to anyone with no warning but my understanding is that lifestyle can contribute to that. Things that affect the cardiovascular system like cocaine and alcoholism could negatively affect that.

    anyway sad to hear about a very talented actor who led a troubled life. A classic Hollywood story.
     
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    This is true. Hollywood is filled with talented people looking for a break. A lot of time it just comes down to luck.

    Vincent D’Onofrio got his big break while working as a bouncer for a club that Matthew Modine liked. Modine recommended D’Onofrio for a role in a movie he was working on in the mid 80’s. That movie was Full Metal Jacket and from that start D’Onofrio became a bigger star than Matthew Modine.
     
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    Sad news...

    First Bruce Willis....
     
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    Also scummy in Strange Days

     
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    Xerobull You son of a b!tch! I'm in!

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    he’s in hospice?
     
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    Does this frontal lobe dementia cause its victims to forget how to swallow? That's what happens with ALZ in the end.

    But, no, I don't think he (Bruce) is close to hospice. He's probably on ineffective memory meds and an anti-depressant.
     
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