Tom Sizemore, who often played tough guy roles in a career dating back to the ’80s and who, in real life, struggled with addiction and a string of legal issues, died Friday at the age of 61, almost two weeks after suffering a brain aneurysm, as the result of a stroke.
His manager saying he “passed away peacefully in his sleep” at Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California, with his two sons and his brother, Paul Sizemore, by his side.
On Feb. 18,2023 Sizemore collapsed in his Los Angeles home and was transported to the hospital by paramedics. There, doctors determined that he had suffered a brain aneurysm as the result of a stroke.
Known for playing the tough guy, he rose to fame in the 1990s with films like “Harley Davidson Marlboro Man,” “Passenger 57,” “True Romance” and “Natural Born Killers.”
He got his big break in Steven Spielberg’s 1998 war film “Saving Private Ryan,” in which he played Technical Sergeant Mike Horvath.
“Saving Private Ryan” went on to score a best picture nomination at the Academy Awards.
Over the course of his career, Sizemore has worked with directors including Michael Mann, Martin Scorsese and Peter Hyams
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