Tom Sizemore passed away Friday after being hospitalized a few weeks earlier for a brain aneurysm and being in critical condition for a number of days. He was 61.
Sizemore was best known for his roles in Saving Private Ryan, Heat, Black Hawk Down, and Natural Born Killers, just to name a few.
Following his death, his manager, Charles Lago, released a statement on Friday, per Good Morning America.
“I am very saddened by the loss of not only a client but a great friend and mentor of almost 15 years,” he wrote. “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.”
Sizemore dealt with a number of struggles throughout his life, including drug addiction and run-ins with the law that involved domestic violence. But in recent years, it had seemed he was getting his life back together.
He had previously opened up about his drug abuse a number of times, including a 2010 interview with Larry King and an appearance on VH1’s Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.
Tom died alongside his twin sons, Jayden and Jagger, and his younger brother, Paul, the latter who shared a statement following his brother’s death.
“He was larger than life. He has influenced my life more than anyone I know,” Paul wrote. “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.”
Tom’s ex-wife, Maeve Quinlan, also released a statement directed towards his surviving sons.
“Most especially, my thoughts and prayers go out to Tom’s two sons, Jayden and Jagger,” she said. “May God hold you both in the palm of his hand, give you strength and bless you all the days of your lives.”
In addition to family members, his former colleagues took to social media to pay tribute to him and give a little insight on what it was like working with him and being in his presence while on a movie set.
John Travolta, who starred alongside Sizemore in the 2018 crime drama, Speed Kills, posted to his Instagram Story a message about the late actor.
“I found him to be an excellent character actor,” he wrote. “He knew exactly what he was doing. I enjoyed the experience working with him very much. He will be missed.”
Danny Trejo tweeted a throwback photo of him, Sizemore, Robert De Niro, and other actors sitting on a couch together.
“Beautiful guy,” he wrote, having starred in the 2010 film Five Thirteen with Sizemore, “god called another hero back. RIP Tom Sizemore.”