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Tom Sizemore’s family deciding end of life matters, rep says

Actor Tom Sizemore’s family is currently dealing with “end of life issues,” according to an update from doctors, according to a statement obtained by Sizemore’s manager Charles Lago late Monday.

“Today, his family doctor informed the family that there was no hope and recommended an end-of-life decision. The family is now addressing end-of-life issues, and a further statement will be made on Wednesday,” the statement said.

“We ask for his family’s privacy at this difficult time and want to thank everyone for the hundreds of messages of support and prayers they have received. It was a difficult time for him.”

Earlier this month, Sizemore, 61, was admitted to hospital in intensive care after suffering a brain aneurysm. “As of now, Tom is in critical condition, in a coma and in intensive care,” said the Lagos statement.

Detroit-born Sizemore had an early and minor role in the 1989 Oliver Stone film Born on the Fourth of July, and his break from television came as Sergeant Vinnie Ventresca on ABC’s China Beach around the same time.

In the 1990s and 2000s he appeared in a number of high-profile crime and war films, including The 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 film Saving Private Ryan.

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

The actor received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie in 2000 for his role in Witness Protection.

Most recently, he appeared in episodes of Twin Peaks and Cobra Kai.

Sizemore has battled drug addiction for a long time and has faced a number of legal problems throughout his career.

He was convicted in 2003 of domestic violence related to his relationship with Heidi Fleiss. He told CNN’s Larry King in a 2010 interview that he was addicted to cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine and appeared on the 2010 season of the reality show Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Phil. Drew’.

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