Sandra Bullock’s Longtime Partner Has Sadly Passed Away At The Age Of 57

Bryan Randall, Sandra Bullock’s romantic companion since 2015, is dead at the age of 57 after a previously undisclosed struggle with a degenerative disease. The news of Randall’s death, originally reported by PEOPLE magazine and verified by THR, came as a surprise because the photographer had not mentioned his illness before, but according to a statement signed by his “loving family,” Randall died “peacefully” on Saturday.

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What was the exact cause of Bryan Randall’s death?

Randall died on August 5 after a three-year struggle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or 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,” Randall’s family mentioned in a statement to PEOPLE and USA Today. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, ALS “is a rare neurological disease that affects motor neurons—those nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement.” In simpler terms, muscles begin to shrink and become weaker in time in a person with ALS. The body gradually becomes paralyzed and the muscles stop working.

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Sandra Bullock’s sister, pastry chef Gesine Bullock-Prado, recently paid homage to the late photographer through a touching tribute on social media. “I’m convinced that Bry has found the best fishing spot in heaven and is already casting his lure into rushing rivers teaming with salmon,” she began. “ALS is a cruel disease but there is some comfort in knowing he had the best 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.” Gesine also added that instead of flowers, people should consider donating to ALS Association or Massachusetts General Hospital’s Sean M. Healey & AMG Center for ALS. Sandra herself has not made any comment on the situation yet.

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“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.”

Statement provided by Bryan’s family