John Travolta, the well-known Hollywood actor, has paid tribute to his late co-star Tom Sizemore, who passed away at the age of 59 on March 4th, 2023. The two actors had previously worked together on the film ‘Speed Kills’ in 2018.
In a statement released to the media, Travolta expressed his deep sorrow at the news of Sizemore’s passing. He said, “I am deeply saddened by the loss of my dear friend Tom Sizemore. Tom was a talented actor and a kind-hearted person. I had the pleasure of working with him on the film ‘Speed Kills,’ and it was an honour to share the screen with him. He will be greatly missed.”
Travolta also expressed his condolences to Sizemore’s family, friends, and fans. He added, “My thoughts and prayers are with Tom’s family and loved ones during this difficult time. May he rest in peace.”
Sizemore was a well-known actor who made many appearances in movies and television during the course of his career. His performances in movies like “Saving Private Ryan,” “Heat,” and “Black Hawk Down” are what made him most well-known. He also made appearances in well-known television shows including “Shooter” and “Hawaii Five-0.”
Many people in the entertainment industry have expressed their sorrow over Sizemore’s passing and have lauded his talent and generous spirit. His reason of death has not been made known to the public.
Sizemore’s passing was announced just a few weeks after Travolta had a personal tragedy when his wife, Kelly Preston, passed away in November 2022 after a fight with breast cancer.
Travolta has kept busy despite his loss, working on a number of projects, including the planned sequel to “The Poison Rose,” in which he will reprise his role as private eye Carson Philips.
About Tom Sizemore
On November 29, 1961, Tom Sizemore was born in Detroit, Michigan. He started acting in the late 1980s and became well-known for his impactful performances. Throughout his career, he collaborated with a number of well-known filmmakers, including Steven Spielberg, Michael Mann, and Oliver Stone.
Sizemore’s personal life was characterized by battles with drugs and legal issues despite his skill. Over the years, he had numerous legal run-ins and frequent stays in treatment centers.
Sizemore has been honest about his struggles with addiction and is working to rebuild his life in recent years. He had been concentrating on his job and was working on a number of new projects, such as the TV series “Rebel” and the movie “The Door.”
Sizemore’s Colleagues mourned
Many of Sizemore’s colleagues and friends have paid tribute to him since his passing, sharing stories of his talent and generosity. Actor Charlie Sheen, who worked with Sizemore on the film ‘Platoon,’ called him a “true original” and a “brilliant actor.” Director Michael Caton-Jones, who worked with Sizemore on the film ‘This World, Then the Fireworks,’ described him as a “fearless actor” who always gave his all on set.
The exact cause of Sizemore’s death has not been publicly disclosed, but his passing has been attributed to natural causes. His family has requested privacy at this time.
John Travolta and Tom Sizemore had a close working relationship, and their chemistry on screen was evident in their performance in ‘Speed Kills.’ The film tells the story of speedboat racing champion Don Aronow, played by Travolta, and Sizemore played the role of Miami mob boss Meyer Lansky. The film received mixed reviews from critics, but Travolta and Sizemore’s performances were widely praised.