Actor Tom Sizemore died on March 3; he was just 61. He is remembered for numerous popular supporting roles in films such as Born on the Fourth of July (1989), Saving Private Ryan (1998), and Black Hawk Down (2001), among others.
In 2018, Sizemore appeared alongside John Travolta in the film Size Kills, and now Travolta is mourning his departed co-star. Speed Kills, starring Travolta, follows the life of the real Donald Aronow, renamed “Ben Aronoff,” based on the Arthur J. Harris book of the same name. Travolta is Aronoff while Sizemore is Dwayne Franklin.
John Travolta mourns the passing of Tom Sizemore
Over the weekend, Travolta took to Instagram to share a tribute to Sizemore in his Stories, meaning it stayed up for a day. “I found him to be an excellent character actor,” Travolta recalled. “He knew exactly what was doing. I enjoyed the experience working with him very much. He will be missed.” In recent years, Travolta has also mourned the passing of wife Kelly Preston, Grease partner Olivia Newton-John, and Look Who’s Talking co-star Kirstie Alley.
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Outsider reports that Sizemore collapsed at his Los Angeles home back on February 18th. His manager, Charles Lago, said that he suffered a stroke that led to a brain aneurysm. While in critical condition, Sizemore was placed in a coma. Sadly, in Lago’s updated announcement on Friday, March 4, he said he was “very saddened by the loss of not only a client but a great friend and mentor of almost 15 years.”
Sizemore remembered for his talent and kindness
Sizemore’s filmography is expansive and includes many cultural touchstones in the film, TV, and video game industries. For example, among gamers, he is irrevocably known as the voice of Sonny Forelli in the game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and publisher Rockstar Games remembered him, saying, “Tom Sizemore’s effortless cool and phenomenal character work was an inspiration to all of us here at Rockstar Games long before his star performance as Sonny Forelli in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. Rest In Peace, Tom.”
Am saddened to hear of Tom Sizemore’s end of life – his family has my prayers – Tom and I were friends I knew of his suffering & his struggle with Addition – he was a terrific talent – Many families suffer from the heartbreak and tragedy of this disease and we do not do enough!! pic.twitter.com/camJPXp8AZ
— Robert Davi (@RobertJohnDavi) February 28, 2023
Robert Davi also touched upon the difficulties Sizemore faced in his life, posting, “Am saddened to hear of Tom Sizemore’s end of life – his family has my prayers – Tom and I were friends I knew of his suffering & his struggle with Addition – he was a terrific talent – Many families suffer from the heartbreak and tragedy of this disease and we do not do enough!!” This is a reference to the drug addiction battle Sizemore faced for years, which also saw him arrested on possession charges.