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Actor Tom Sizemore, remembered for his role in “Saving Private Ryan”, dies

BURBANK, Calif. – Tom Sizemore, who starred in the movie “Secretary of Ryan” and whose rising star in the 1990s faded due to his violence and drug dealings, died on Friday. He was 61 years old.

The actor suffered a brain aneurysm on February 18 at his home in Los Angeles. He died while in a hospital in Burbank, California, his deputy Charles Lago said.

Sizemore became a star whose work garnered acclaim for her roles in “Natural Born Killers” and the cult classic “The Heat.”


However, a severe addiction to substance use, abuse allegations and several run-ins with the law destroyed his life, he lost his home and went to prison.

As the global wave of “MeToo” movements peaked in late 2017, Sizemore was also accused of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old Utah girl in 2003. No charges were brought against him.

Despite frequent legal troubles, he kept his film and television credits steady, though his career never reached its peak again.

Aside from “Black Hawk Down” and “Margarita Harbor,” most of his 21st-century performances have been low-key, understated productions in which the gruff, rugged characters made him famous.

“I was a man who made it from the bottom to the top. A million-dollar house, a Porsche, a restaurant that I co-owned with Robert De Niro,” Detroit-born Sizemore wrote in his 2013 memoir, “By Some Miracle Out There.” “And now I have absolutely nothing.”

I keep it here.

The title of the book is taken from a phrase expressed by his character in “Saving Private Ryan”, whose role sounded like a possible Oscar contender.

However, the actor wrote that he was “spoiled of a movie star”, “proud stupid” and finally “given up to dying”.

The artist was arrested several times because of the violence of his intimate partner. Sizemore was once married to actress Maeve Quinland and was arrested in 1997 for allegedly assaulting her. Although the charges were dropped, the couple divorced in 1999.

Sizemore was convicted of raping his ex-girlfriend Heidi Fleiss in 2003, the same year he pleaded no contest and avoided trial in a separate case by raping and being sentenced to prison.

Fleiss testified that Sizemore beat her in New York to the point that they could not attend the “Black Hawk Down” premiere.

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