'Forrest Gump' Star Makes Tragic Announcement About His Son

Gary Sinise's son, McCanna "Mac" Sinise, has passed away at 33 due to a rare cancer. The Gary Sinise Foundation announced his death, stating Mac battled chordoma, a spine cancer affecting 300 U.S. people yearly.

Mac was diagnosed on August 8, 2018, and fought the disease for over five years. Gary Sinise shared the sad news on his website, mentioning Mac's death on January 5, 2024, and his burial on January 23.

"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," Sinise expressed. He empathized with others who've faced similar losses and highlighted the universal challenge of dealing with grief.

Sinise reflected on the lengthy and tough battle with cancer. "Our family's cancer fight lasted for 5 ½ years, and it became more and more challenging as time went on," he said. Mac's resilience and spirit were a source of inspiration despite the struggles.

"He fought an uphill battle against a cancer that has no cure, but he never quit trying," Sinise noted. Mac's passion for movies and his fighting spirit were likened to a determined soldier in the film ‘1917’.

"I am so blessed, fortunate, and proud to be his dad," Sinise shared, highlighting the shock and rarity of Mac's diagnosis. The journey was especially challenging as both Mac and his mother faced cancer within months of each other.

Mac's battle included surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation, eventually leading to paralysis. Despite this, he focused on music, adapting to create despite his limitations.

Mac's music endeavors were remarkable, finishing tracks and planning an album titled "Resurrection & Revival". His story is a testament to perseverance and creativity amidst adversity.

Sinise emphasized the universal impact of cancer and the strength found in community and faith. "No one escapes cancer. It affects us all," he said, finding solace in the support of others and the courage of families facing similar battles.

"Mac was a man who loved his Catholic faith, and there is no doubt that his strong faith sustained him," Sinise said, quoting St. Augustine to reflect Mac's spiritual resilience.

Sinise ended with a tribute to Mac's life and legacy, acknowledging his significant impact and the continuation of his spirit through his music and memories. Mac is remembered by his family and a wide circle of friends and admirers.