Celebs Who Died In 2023

Julian Sands, 65

An acclaimed actor, Sands’ work spanned the stage and screen over a 40 year career.

After finding attention on the stage in England in the early 1980s, he got his big break when he landed the lead male role opposite Helena Bonham Carter in the 1985 Oscar-winning James Ivory movie “A Room with a View.”

That launched him into Hollywood where he landed roles in the 1989 horror fantasy “Warlock” and its sequel. He also starred in the 1990 horror comedy “Arachnophobia,” David Cronenberg’s adaptation of the William Burroughs novel “Naked Lunch” in 1991, and the 1995 movie “Leaving Las Vegas,” which earned Nicolas Cage an Oscar.

Over his career Sands had recurring roles on TV series including “24,” “Medici,” “Smallville,” “Dexter,” “Gotham” and “Elementary.”

Sands, who was an avid hiker, was reported missing on January 13 after setting out to hike in southern California’s San Gabriel Mountains. His remains were found on June 25 in wilderness near Mount Baldy. AnĀ investigation confirmed on June 27 that it was Sands.

No cause of death was given.