Bryan Randall, Sandra Bullock’s longtime companion, has died, according to family relatives. Randall, 57, had been fighting the progressive neurological disease Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, better known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, in solitude.
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The statement went on to praise the “tireless doctors” and “astounding nurses” who assisted in his care, “often sacrificing their own families to be with ours.” The family has requested privacy while they mourn the “impossibility of saying goodbye to Bryan.”
“It is with great sadness that we share that Bryan Randall passed away peacefully on August 5th after a 3-year battle with ALS,” his family wrote in a statement to CBS News. “Bryan chose early on to keep his journey with ALS private, and those of us who cared for him did our best to honor his request.”
ALS causes degeneration of the motor neurons that go from the spinal cord to the brain, rendering the brain unable to control muscle movement. According to the ALS Association, as the disease progresses, victims lose their ability to speak, eat, move, and breathe.
Bullock, 59, had been dating Randall since around 2015 when he photographed the birthday of her son Louis. In an interview with Red Table Talk in December 2021, she referred to him as a “saint.“
On Monday, Bullock’s sister, pastry chef Gesine Bullock-Prado, paid tribute to her sister’s companion, saying she believes he “has found the best fishing spot in heaven and is already casting his lure into rushing rivers teaming with salmon.”