Sandra Bullock’s long-time companion, Bryan Randall, passed away at the age of 57 after battling ALS.
In a statement, their family expressed, “We are deeply saddened to share that Bryan Randall peacefully passed away on August 5th, after a three-year fight with ALS.”
“Bryan made the decision to keep his journey with ALS private, and those of us who cared for him respected his request wholeheartedly,” the statement continued.
The statement also conveyed the family’s profound gratitude to the team of doctors and nurses, saying, “We are profoundly grateful to the doctors and nurses whose dedication to him made his years of suffering manageable. Often they gave up evenings, weekends, holidays, to be with us.”
ALS, described by the Mayo Clinic as “a progressive nervous system disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord,” deteriorates over time, with no current cure.
Sandra Bullock, 59, and Randall’s paths crossed in January 2015 when Bullock, a model-turned-photographer, captured images at her son Louis’s birthday party.
They began dating, and that same year, months before her debut on the red carpet of the premiere of “Our Brand Is Crisis” in October in Los Angeles, they were spotted together by paparazzi.
Rumors of engagement or marriage circulated over the years, consistently denied by Bullock’s representatives.
In November 2021, the actor from “The Proposal” openly discussed his decision not to remarry after a public separation from motorcycle builder and “Monster Garage” host Jesse James in 2010, during an episode of “Red Table Talk.”
“I’m the person who went through the process of getting divorced. I found my person,” he said at the time. “We have beautiful children. Three of them, they’re amazing. The eldest is a beautiful daughter. This is the best thing that has ever happened. I don’t want to go into detail about how I did it, but I don’t need a piece of paper to make a dedicated partner and a dedicated mother.”