Sandra Bullock, the Oscar-winning actress, is grieving the death of her longtime partner, Bryan Randall, who passed away on August 5 after a three-year battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Randall, a former model and photographer, was 57 years old. He had chosen to keep his diagnosis private and received care from Bullock and a team of nurses at home.
Bullock’s sister, Gesine Bullock-Prado, shared a touching tribute to Randall on Instagram, posting a picture of him smiling with a cigar. She wrote that she hoped he was enjoying a peaceful fishing spot in heaven and thanked him for being a loving brother-in-law. She also praised Bullock for her exceptional care and dedication to Randall during his illness and expressed gratitude to the nurses who supported them.
The post received many comments from celebrities and fans who offered their condolences and sympathy to Bullock and her family. Among them were Nia Vardalos, Aarti Sequeira, Maureen McCormick, and Deborah Roberts.
Bullock and Randall met in 2015 and had a strong relationship. They raised Bullock’s two children, Louis and Laila, together. Bullock had previously spoken about her love for Randall and how he was a positive influence on her family. She called him a devoted partner and a role model for her children.
ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive nervous system disorder that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, causing muscle weakness and paralysis. There is currently no cure for the disease, which often leads to death within a few years of diagnosis.
Randall’s family announced his passing in a statement to People magazine, saying that he died peacefully surrounded by his loved ones. They also thanked the doctors and nurses who cared for him throughout his journey and asked for privacy to mourn his loss.