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Sandra Bullock’s Partner Bryan Randall Has Died After Private Battle With ALS

Some sad news to report today. Sandra Bullock’s longtime partner, Bryan Randall, died this past weekend after a private three-year battle with ALS.

His family shared a statement to PEOPLE, revealing Bryan wanted to keep his diagnosis private, and his friends and family did their best to honor his wishes these past few years.

It is with great sadness that we share that on Aug. 5, Bryan Randall passed away peacefully after a three-year battle with ALS. Bryan chose early to keep his journey with ALS private and those of us who cared for him did our best to honor his request. We are immensely grateful to the tireless doctors who navigated the landscape of this illness with us and to the astounding nurses who became our roommates, often sacrificing their own families to be with ours. At this time we ask for privacy to grieve and to come to terms with the impossibility of saying goodbye to Bryan.

As some of you may know, Bryan first met Bullock when he worked as a photographer for her son’s 5th birthday party back in 2015.

They apparently hit it off at the party and went public with their relationship later that year. They even attended Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux’s wedding together. And we all know, when you go to a wedding together, it’s official.

During an appearance on Red Table Talk in 2021, Bullock described Bryan as the love of her life.

I found the love of my life. We share two beautiful children— three children, [Randall’s] older daughter. It’s the best thing ever. I don’t wanna say do it like I do it, but I don’t need a paper to be a devoted partner and devoted mother. I don’t need to be told to be ever present in the hardest of times. I don’t need to be told to weather a storm with a good man. He’s the example that I would want my children to have.

And while Bullock hasn’t commented on his death, her sister, Gesine Bullock-Prado, made a post on her Instagram account, writing about how Bullock was by his side until the very end.

ALS is a cruel disease but there is some comfort in knowing he had the best of caretakers in my amazing sister and the band of nurses she assembled who helped her look after him in their home. Rest in peace, Bryan.

Such sad news. ALS is a cruel disease indeed. According to the statistics, 50% of people diagnosed with ALS die within three years. Only 10% go on to live 10 or more years after being diagnosed.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family.