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Gary Sinise’s Son Dies After Ongoing Health Battle

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Gary Sinise’s Son Dies After Ongoing Health Battle

By Movieguide® Staff

Actor and veteran advocate Gary Sinise’s son Mac died in January after battling severe medical problems.

Sinise wrote, “The week the album went to press, Mac lost his battle with cancer. He died on January 5, 2024 at 3:25pm, and was laid to rest on January 23rd. Like any family experiencing such a loss, we are heartbroken and have been managing as best we can. As parents, it is so difficult losing a child. My heart goes out to all who have suffered a similar loss, and to anyone who has lost a loved one. We’ve all experienced it in some way.”

Movieguide® founder Dr. Ted Baehr offered his condolences to Sinise and his family. 

“Gary, I’m so sad to hear about the loss of your son, Mac,” Dr. Baehr said. “You know, I lost [my wife] Lily a year and a half ago. It’s always hard to even consider the grief that comes, and I know with a child it’s even more grief, but with my wife, she was my best friend.”

“I read a lot of books on grief,” he continued. “My favorite was from a pastor in Nashville who said that his daughter died. And if anybody else came up to him and said she’s in a better place, he was gonna slug that person even though he was pastor of a church. And I understand that because cause when Lily passed, everybody said she’s in a better place, but I was not in a better place.”

“So I want you to know that you’re in my prayers, that I appreciate you, that you are a great encouragement in the years that you were at FOA, that you’ve done great movies, and you’re a great blessing to me and to Movieguide®,” Dr. Baehr said. 

“I’m praying for you now more than ever because of the loss of your son Mac, who from what I read, was an absolutely extraordinary person.”

News Finale reported that Mac had been diagnosed with Chordoma, a rare type of cancer.

Mac was a musician and composer. His father spoke with Fox News about his latest project, “Arctic Circles.”

“He was a drummer and used to play,” Sinise said of Mac. “He started listening to some old music that he had written back in school, and he connected with an old college friend, Oliver Schnee.”

“[Mac] played it for Oliver, who is also a composer and musician. Oliver fell in love with it, and they went to work on it to finish it, and they went into the studio this past summer, and it’s a beautiful piece,” he continued. “I hadn’t heard it until the day that they recorded it.” 

Mac served as the composer and executive producer for LUNA & LARS. He also appeared in IMPOSTER and MISSION TO MARS.

Keep the Sinise family in your prayers as they grieve Mac’s death. 

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