Heartbroken Gary Sinise mourning sudden death of son, 33

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    The actor who starred in Forrest Gump, Gary Sinise, revealed the devastating news of his son’s death on the Gary Sinise Foundation website and his Instagram page. McCanna Anthony “Mac” Sinise, 33, lost his fight with cancer.

    On August 8, 2018, Mac received a diagnosis of Chordoma, a rare form of cancer, just three months after his mother received a stage three breast cancer diagnosis.

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    Nevertheless, even though Mac’s mother Moira’s therapy was effective, his illness grew worse over time and eventually took away his mobility.

    Gary expressed his immense grief for the loss of his loving son.

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    We are devastated and have been coping as best we can, just like any other family that has experienced such a loss. It is tough for parents to lose a kid. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone who has experienced a comparable loss or who has lost a loved one. Everybody has encountered it in some capacity. I have met a great deal of the families of our fallen soldiers over the years. Heartbroken, the actor remarked, “It’s just damn hard and heartbreaking.”

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    “The five and a half years that our family spent fighting cancer proved to be increasingly difficult as time went on. We are inspired and moved by how he accomplished it, and even though our hearts hurt from missing him, we find solace in the knowledge that Mac is no longer in pain. He battled cancer for which there was no treatment, but he never gave up.

    Several celebrities posted messages of support for Gary and his family on Instagram.

    We truly apologize, Gary. Many people love you and your family very much, commented Angie Harmon. All of us are in prayer for you. I adore you a great deal. In the meantime, Alyssa Milano shared: “Gary, I’m so sorry. My prayers are with your family. And wish you courage and love.

     

    Mac’s life was a fulfilling one. He joined the Gary Sinise Foundation serving as outreach and education’s assistant manager while continuing to follow his lifelong love of music.

    As a drummer, he played with his father in the Lt. Dan Band. Mac has had five spine operations since his diagnosis and is paralyzed from the waist down, but he hasn’t stopped doing what he loves—making music. He had finished recording an album called Resurrection & Revival just before he died. Mac received his degree in songwriting and composition from the University of Southern California.

    Gary said that the family is ensuring Mac’s album, Mac Sinise: Resurrection and Revival, is released and pressed on vinyl.

    Mac was laid to rest on January 5.

    We sincerely regret Gary Sinise’s passing. During this difficult time, our prayers and thoughts are with him and his family.

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