McCanna Anthony Sinise cause of death: How did Gary Sinise son die?

McCanna Anthony Sinise cause of death: How did Gary Sinise son die
McCanna Anthony 'Mac' Sinise and Gary Sinise.

McCanna Anthony Sinise cause of death: How did Gary Sinise son die?

McCanna Anthony “Mac” Sinise, a musician and son of actor Gary Sinise, has died at the age of 33 after a battle with cancer.

A post shared on the Gary Sinise Foundation’s website on Tuesday said that Mac passed away on died on January 5, 2024 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

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Gary Sinise and his son McCanna Anthony Sinise Gary Sinise/instagram

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Who was McCanna Anthony?

McCanna Anthony Sinise was born to Gary Sinise and Moira Sinise on 10 November 1990 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

According to his IMDb profile, Mac was an actor and producer who was known for appearing in the films Mission to Mars and Imposter.

He was also known for executively producing the short film Luna & Lars and the television special Into Flight Once More.

Mac also worked as a composer for Lina & Lars, per his IMDb.

He worked as the Assistant Manager of Education & Outreach at the Gary Sinise Foundation, a veterans service organization.

Who was McCanna Anthony
McCanna “Mac” Anthony Sinise tragically died after a years-long cancer battle Credit: Courtesy Gary Sinise Foundation

What was Mac’s cause of death?

As the Daily Mail reported, Mac tragically died at the age of 33 after battling Chordoma, a rare spinal cancer.

On February 27, 2024, Gary shared the heartbreaking news in the post about his son via the Gary Sinise Foundation’s website.

He revealed that Mac passed away on January 5, 2024, following a years-long battle with the disease.

“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,” Gary wrote.

“We’ve all experienced it in some way. Over the years I have met so many families of our fallen heroes. It’s heartbreaking, and it’s just damn hard. Our family’s cancer fight lasted for 5 ½ years, and it became more and more challenging as time went on.

“While our hearts ache at missing him, we are comforted in knowing that Mac is no longer struggling, and inspired and moved by how he managed it. He fought an uphill battle against a cancer that has no cure, but he never quit trying.

“Mac loved movies, and we always told him he reminded us of the soldier at the end of the extraordinary film 1917, running through the battlefield, bombs going off all around him, knocking him down one after the other, yet he keeps getting back up, refusing to quit and keeps running forward.

“I am so blessed, fortunate, and proud to be his dad.”

Gary shared that Mac was diagnosed with Chordoma on August 8, 2018.

He underwent multiple surgeries throughout his cancer battle, as well as radiation therapy and chemotherapy.

McCanna Anthony Sinise cause of death: How did Gary Sinise son die
McCanna Anthony ‘Mac’ Sinise and Gary Sinise.

Who is Gary Sinise?

Gary Alan Sinise was born in 1955 in Blue Island, Illinois.

The 68-year-old Hollywood star is known for his appearances in the movies Forrest Gump, Of Mice and Men, Apollo 13, and Ransom, per his IMDb page.

He was also featured in films such as A Midnight Clear, Jack the Bear, Albino Alligator, Snake Eyes, I Still Believe, and Joe Bell.

Gary has also appeared in TV shows such as Crime Story, American Playhouse, CSI: Miami, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Criminal Minds, and 13 Reasons Why.

He and Moira got married in 1981 and went on to welcome three kids, including Sophie, Mac, and Ella Sinise.

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