Sizemore collapsed at his Los Angeles home in the early hours of February 18. He suffered a brain aneurysm, which occurred as a result of a stroke.
Tom Sizemore's family is faced with a difficult choice. The Saving Private Ryan star's loved ones are "deciding end of life matters" after he had a brain aneurysm earlier this month, his manager Charles Lago stated in a statement shared with PEOPLE.
On February 27, "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, (March 1)" Lago added.
The actor, 61, has been in a coma in intensive care since his aneurysm earlier this month, Lago said. He concluded, "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."
Sizemore collapsed at his Los Angeles home in the early hours of February 18. He had suffered a brain aneurysm, which occurred as a result of a stroke, as per his manager.
Throughout his career, Sizemore has appeared in popular films such as 1994's Natural Born Killers, 1995's Heat, 1998's Saving Private Ryan, 2001's Black Hawk Down, 2001's Pearl Harbor, and even took on some television work with the 2017 revival of Twin Peaks.
The Detroit-born actor was also the voice behind Sonny Forelli in 2002's Grand Theft Auto: Vice City for the PlayStation 2, Xbox and Windows. His character was the boss of mobster Tommy Vercetti, voiced by Ray Liotta. Sizemore has been nominated for a Golden Satellite Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Golden Globe, among other accolade nods.
He also faced a number of legal troubles. In 2003 he was allegedly sent home from the Utah set of Born Killers after an 11-year-old actress claimed the actor inappropriately touched her, multiple members of the film's cast and crew informed The Hollywood Reporter in 2017.
The former actress then reportedly sued the actor for $3 million in 2018, alleging that Sizemore caused her permanent damage, including post-traumatic stress and addiction to drugs and alcohol. Sizemore denied these allegations, and a Utah judge dismissed the civil lawsuit in 2020. The woman's lawyer told USA TODAY that the dismissal was because of a previous ruling by the Utah Supreme Court that upheld the state's statute of limitations for sex crimes.
"I hope this highly disturbing matter is finally over for all concerned," Sizemore wrote to USA TODAY at the time.
Judge dismisses lawsuit alleging Tom Sizemore groped 11-year-old girl, actor still 'dismayed' by allegations https://t.co/kNHcKZSGeT— USA TODAY Life (@usatodaylife) August 26, 2020
However, Sizemore earlier pleaded no contest to two misdemeanor charges of domestic abuse for assaulting his girlfriend in July 2016. Previously, in 2003, he was sentenced to six months in jail for physically abusing his then-girlfriend Heidi Fleiss, before he later violated probation by contacting her and failing drug tests.
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