Hollywood is joining Sandra Bullock in her time of grief. The renowned actress is grappling with the tragic loss of Bryan Randall, her beloved partner of many years. Bryan’s family revealed to ET that he peacefully passed away on Saturday, following a discreet three-year battle with ALS, or Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a progressive neurodegenerative disease.
The family’s statement read, “On Aug. 5, we lost Bryan after his brave and quiet battle with ALS. In the early stages, Bryan made the conscious choice to journey through this disease privately. Those privileged to be by his side did everything to respect and fulfill his wishes.”
Acknowledging the healthcare heroes who stood steadfastly by them, the family expressed, “We owe a debt of gratitude to the relentless doctors who journeyed with us through the complex terrain of ALS, and the incredible nurses who became like family to us. Their dedication often meant being away from their own families to stand by ours.”
As the news sinks in, the family hopes for space and privacy, concluding, “The challenge of letting go of Bryan is overwhelming. Please grant us the serenity and privacy to grieve this irreplaceable loss.” The poignant message was ended with a signature representing, “His Loving Family.”
In light of Bryan’s passing, the family has graciously suggested that those wishing to commemorate his memory can make contributions to ALS Research and Massachusetts General Hospital.
It was People magazine that initially broke the news about Bryan’s unfortunate demise.
Their love story started serendipitously. Bullock, now 59, was introduced to Randall, a talented photographer and model, during the birthday celebration of her son, Louis, in January 2015. Fast forward to today, Louis is 13, and Sandra also has a daughter, Laila, who is 11.
While the couple came into the public eye later that same year, they chose to maintain the sanctity of their bond by keeping it mostly away from the limelight.
In a candid chat on Red Table Talk in 2021, Bullock shed light on her profound connection with Randall, saying, “I discovered the love of my life in him. Together, we’re blessed with three wonderful kids, including his elder daughter. This bond is the most precious thing I’ve ever had. I don’t need a formal document to validate my commitment as a partner or a mother. I’m always there, especially during the tough times, without anyone reminding me. Standing strong beside a wonderful man like him comes naturally to me.”
She also didn’t shy away from singing his praises, terming Randall a “saint” and appreciating his unwavering patience with her and their children.
The entire film community and fans worldwide extend their heartfelt condolences to Sandra Bullock and Bryan Randall’s family during this challenging period.