Sandra Bullock’s longtime partner Bryan Randall has died at the age of 57, his family announced in a statement Monday (August 7).
“It is with great sadness that we announce that Bryan Randall passed away peacefully on August 5th after a three year battle with ALS [amyotrophic lateral sclerosis]’ his family said. “Bryan chose early on to keep his journey with ALS private, and those of us caring for him did our best to accommodate his request.”
“We are immensely grateful to the tireless doctors who navigated the landscape of this disease with us and the amazing nurses who became our roommates, often sacrificing their own families to be with us,” his family added.
“At this time we are asking for privacy to mourn and come to terms with the impossibility of saying goodbye to Bryan,” the statement read People The magazine closed with the caption “His loving family”.
Bullock has not yet issued an individual statement on Randall’s death.
The 59-year-old actor met Randall, a model and photographer, in 2015 while photographing their son Louis’ birthday party. Later that year, she and Randall made a public appearance together at Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux’s wedding.
Bullock has two adopted children, Louis Bardo Bullock (13) and Laila Bullock (11).
“I have found the love of my life. We share two beautiful children – three children, [Randall’s] older daughter. It’s the best thing ever,” Bullock said Conversation at the Red Table in 2021.
“I don’t want to say do it like I do it, but I don’t need a newspaper to be a devoted partner and devoted mother.” The Lost City Star said of the marriage, adding, “I don’t need to be told to always be present during the most difficult of times. I don’t need to be told to weather a storm with a good man.”
ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. The name comes from Greek and refers to a wasting of the muscles responsible for controlling voluntary movements caused by a lack of nutrition, which is to blame for a genetic mutation.
There is currently no cure for ALS, but the US Food and Drug Administration has approved four drugs to treat the condition and relieve sufferers’ symptoms: Riluzole, Nuedexta, Radicava and Tiglutik.
Randall’s family is asking for donations to the ALS Association and Massachusetts General Hospital.