Actor Julian Sands, known for his roles in acclaimed films such as "A Room With a View" and "Leaving Las Vegas," has been found dead on a Southern California mountain after being reported missing five months ago while hiking

The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department confirmed that the remains discovered by hikers on Saturday belonged to Sands.

 The 65-year-old actor was an experienced hiker and had gone missing on January 13 while hiking Mount Baldy, which stands over 10,000 feet (3,048 meters) east of Los Angeles

Despite numerous search efforts hampered by wintry conditions, no sign of Sands was found until the civilian hikers stumbled upon his remains

The chances of him being found alive had diminished over time, but the case remained active until the discovery.

An autopsy has been conducted, but authorities are awaiting further test results to determine the cause of Sands' death

Sands was born and raised in England and began his acting career there. He accumulated over 150 credits in a 40-year career in film and television.

Julian Sands' death is a tragic loss for the entertainment industry. His talent and contributions to film and television will be remembered