Tributes flow following the death of ‘Saving Private Ryan’ star Tom Sizemore

Mar 06, 2023
Tom Sizemore has passed away after suffering a brain aneurysm. Source: Getty Images.

Actor Tom Sizemore, known for his role in Saving Private Ryan, has passed away at the age of 61 on Friday, March 3.

Sizemore had been receiving treatment in hospital after suffering a brain aneurysm at his home on Saturday, February 18.

Charles Lago, a representative for the actor, revealed to TMZ, that the actor “passed away peacefully” surrounded by family.

“It is with great sadness and sorrow I have to announce that actor Thomas Edward Sizemore (“Tom Sizemore”) aged 61 passed away peacefully in his sleep today at St Joseph’s Hospital Burbank. His Brother Paul and twin boys Jayden and Jagger (17) were at his side,” Lago told the publication.

Born on November 29, 1961, in Detroit, Michigan, Sizemore’s earliest film appearance came in Oliver Stone’s Born on the Fourth of July in 1989.

Other early roles included Lock Up, Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man, Point Break, True Romance, Natural Born Killers, and Strange Days.

For his performance in the 1993 film Heart and Souls, Sizemore was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Following his earlier appearances, Sizemore found further success with a number of well-received roles in films such as Heat in 1995, a leading role in The Relic in 1997, Bringing Out the Dead in 1999, and Witness Protection in the same year.

Sizemore’s most successful project was Saving Private Ryan in 1998 in which he portrayed Sgt. Mike Horvath.

During the early 2000s, Sizemore appeared in the action films Pearl Harbor and Ridley Scott’s Black Hawk Down. 

Although Sizemore enjoyed a successful acting career, his private life was marred by his struggles with drug addiction and several stints in jail.

As news broke of Sizemore’s passing, colleagues and fans alike took to social media to pay tribute to the late actor while recalling some of their favourite performances.


Sizemore is survived by his twin sons, Jayden and Jagger, and his brother Paul.

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