“Saving Private Ryan” star, Tom Sizemore, dies at 61

Actor Tom Sizemore, best known for his role in the 1998 film Saving Private Ryan, died at age 61 on Friday, according to his representative.

Sizemore, who reportedly collapsed at his Los Angeles home in the early hours of February 18, died at St. Joseph’s Hospital Burbank in Burbank, California, with his brother Paul Sizemore and twin sons Jayden and Jagger, 17, at his side.

According to a statement issued February 27 by his manager Charles Lago, the actor was “found to be suffering from a brain aneurysm that occurred as a result of stroke.”

“I am very saddened by the loss of not only a client but a great friend and mentor of almost 15 years. Tom was one of the most sincere, kind and generous human beings I have had the pleasure of knowing. His courage and determination through adversity was always an inspiration to me. The past couple of years were great for him and he was getting his life back to a great place. He loved his sons and his family. I will miss my friend,” Lago said in a statement Friday.

Paul Sizemore said he was “deeply saddened” by the death of his older brother.

“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,” he said in a statement.


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