Tom Sizemore, who became an expert at playing the bad guy in movies beginning in the 1980s, has passed away.
He passed away on Friday, two weeks after having a stroke that caused a brain aneurysm.
Sizemore “died away quietly in his sleep at St Joseph’s Hospital Burbank,” according to Charles Lago, his manager, who verified the death of his client. Paul, his brother, and Jayden and Jagger, their twin brothers, were by his side.
“I am deeply saddened by the loss of my big brother Tom,” Paul Sizemore said in a statement. “He was larger than life. He has influenced my life more than anyone I know. He was talented, loving, giving and could keep you entertained endlessly with his wit and storytelling ability. I am devastated he is gone and will miss him always.”
Maevee Quinlin, Paul Sizemore’s ex-wife, shared, “My heartfelt condolences to the entire Sizemore family. … Most especially, my thoughts and prayers go out to Tom’s two sons, Jayden and Jagger. May God hold you both in the palm of his hand, give you strength and bless you all the days of your lives.”
“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,” Lago stated. “This has been a difficult time for them.”
The close family will be cremated privately, and a larger celebration of life ceremony is planned for a few weeks later.
His personal life, which featured arrests, alcohol and drug addiction, and mental health problems brought on by his success, overshadowed his brilliant cinematic career. In his memoir By Some Miracle I Made It Out of There, published in 2013, he discussed his difficulties.
Also, he was charged with domestic abuse and molesting an 11-year-old girl.
According to his agent, the troubled actor was getting his life back on track in recent years. Lago said that Sizemore “was getting his life back to a great place. He loved his sons and his family.” He called Sizemore “one of the most sincere, kind and generous human beings I have had the pleasure of knowing” and said the actor’s “courage and determination through adversity was always an inspiration to me.”
The actor is survived by his 17-year-old twin sons, Jayden and Jagger, from his relationship with Janelle McIntire.