Julian Sands’ brother fears the missing actor will not be found after he disappeared while hiking in the mountains.
The British actorThe 65-year-old disappeared nearly two weeks ago while hiking in the San Gabriel Mountains, near Mount Baldy in California.
The rescuers launched a a desperate search to find the missing father-of-three as severe weather slows their efforts.
The search is now in its 12th day and the actor’s worried brother Nick Sands fears his famous sibling will not be found.
Nick, who had not seen his brother since October, spoke Craven Herald: “He has not yet been recognized as missing, he is considered dead, but I know deep down that he has disappeared.
“As much as the sibling rivalry is, it would be like him walking out of there and proving me wrong.
“On Monday he planned to join his brothers at our Monday Club for a beer in Skipton; he will be missed and I think we will raise a glass to him.’
He said Julian would regularly visit Gargrave, where he grew up with his siblings and single mother.
Both national and state officials are now working with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office following the actor’s death declared missing.
The experienced climber planned to complete the dangerous hike in a day, but on January 13 he did not return home.
His brother revealed that Bald Mountain is Julian’s favorite place and he visits it often.
He said: “When he was in Los Angeles, Mount Baldy was his favorite place, he went there as often as possible. Julian liked to say, ‘I’ve never rested, but I do now and then’—now he’s resting in a place he’d really approve of.’
Last week, Yulian’s car was covered in snow investigators found and towed away.
Last weekend it became known that the US authorities used GPS data from my phone to try to locate him.
The actor is known for his roles in such popular films as A Room with a View, where he starred alongside Helena Bonham Carter, and Leaving Las Vegas.
He was born in England but lived in the North Hollywood region.
Yulian has two daughters from journalist Yevgenia Titkovits, whom he married in 1990.
He has a son with his first wife, Sarah Sands, a former editor of the Sunday Telegraph and Evening Standard.
His brother Nick concluded that Julian “has an army of friends, fans and supporters who have been fantastically supportive and Jules will be greatly missed”.
The star’s concerned family praised the “heroic” efforts of California authorities in a statement released Monday by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office.