Bryan Randall, Sandra Bullock’s longtime partner, died after a three-year fight with ASL. His family broke the sad news of his sudden death in a statement that began, “We are heartbroken to report that…”
“It’s with great sadness that we have to tell you that Bryan Randall died peacefully on August 5, ending his brave three-year fight against ALS. Bryan chose to keep his fight with ALS a private matter, and those of us who cared for him did our best to honour that.
The statement went on to say, “We would like to express our deepest gratitude to the doctors and nurses who never gave up on us and helped us through the difficult parts of this illness. The nurses became an important part of our lives and often put their own families on hold to be there for us.”
During this time, we would appreciate being left alone as we grieve and try to come to terms with the fact that Bryan has died. Gesine Bullock-Prado, Bullock’s sister, paid tribute to Randall in a touching Instagram post in which she also talked about the sad last hours the actor spent with her late partner.
“I’m sure Bry has found the best place to fish in heaven and is already casting his lure into rushing rivers full of salmon,” Gesine wrote on Monday, August 7, along with a picture of Randall.
In January 2015, Randall was hired to take pictures at the birthday party of Bullock’s son. A few months later, they started dating, and soon after, when they both knew they were meant to be together, they made their first appearance on the Red Carpet. Even though the Ocean 8 actress is known for not talking much about her personal life, she called Randall “the love of her life” during an interview on Red Table Talk.
She also praised her mixed-race family while saying that sometimes she wishes she and her kids had the same skin colour. “It’s true that sometimes I wish our skin colours were the same. Because then people would find it easier to talk to us,” Bullock said. “I feel the same way as a woman with brown skin and her babies or a woman with white skin and her babies,” she said.
She and Randall raised her two adopted children together. “He’s the kind of person I want my kids to be like,” the star said.
“He gives his whole heart to Sandra and the kids, and Sandra knows this,” says a person close to Randall. Since I can remember, the kids have called Bryan “Daddy,” which still makes him smile.
Bullock told more about her personal life, like how she and Randall didn’t rush to get married because they wanted to take care of their kids first. “I don’t need a piece of paper to be a devoted partner or mother,” she said. “I don’t need to be told to always be there, even when things are bad. I don’t need to be told that a good man will help me through a storm.”
Bullock hasn’t said anything about the unexpected death of her partner in the news. Randall’s family has asked people to give money to the Massachusetts General Hospital and the ALS Association.
We are very sorry for your loss. My dear, rest in peace.