‘Warlock’ star confirmed dead in California mountains

The remains found over the weekend were of the British-born actor Julian Sands, 65, who went missing during a hike in January

‘Warlock’ star confirmed dead in California mountains

The human remains recovered over the weekend were of actor Julian Sands, the San Bernardino County sheriff’s department said on Tuesday. The 65-year old British-born actor loved hiking and was reported missing after visiting Mount Baldy in January.

“The manner of death is still under investigation, pending further test results,” the sheriff’s department noted, thanking the search-and-rescue crews and volunteers who spent months looking for the actor.

“We continue to hold Julian in our hearts with bright memories of him as a wonderful father, husband, explorer, lover of the natural world and the arts, and as an original and collaborative performer,” his family said in a statement to The Guardian on Saturday. 

Sands loved hiking and the Mount Baldy area was his favorite place, his brother told the British outlet Craven Herald & Pioneer in January. The San Gabriel mountain range separates the greater Los Angeles area and the Inland Empire from the Mojave Desert to the north.