The manner of death is still under investigation, pending further test results.
The 65 year old actor went missing on January 13, 2023 while hiking in the San Gabriel Mountains, northeast of Los Angeles.
Sands studied at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London and began his career appearing in supporting roles in British films. In 1985, he decided to move to Hollywood to pursue a career in American films.
Sands has appeared in over 150 movies and television shows over the years and was most known for his roles in A Room with a View, The Killing Fields and Naked Lunch.
Between 1984 and 1987, Sands was married to Sarah Harvey, a British journalist, with whom he has a son. In 1990, he married Evgenia Citkowitz, an American author and journalist, and the couple have two daughters.
At the time of his disappearance, Sands was living with his wife in the North Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.
As a keen hiker and mountain climber, Sands once described his happiest moment as “close to a mountain summit on a glorious cold morning.”
He leaves behind a wife and three children.