Sandra Bullock’s sister has shared information on the actress’s final moments spent with her longtime partner Bryan Randall before his death.
Tragically, the ‘Oceans 8’ actress lost her 57-year-old spouse to ALS, a condition he had long kept secret.
“With deep sadness, we announce that Bryan Randall peacefully passed away on August 5th, concluding a valiant 3-year battle against ALS,” his family said in a statement.
Bryan made the conscious decision to keep his battle with ALS private, and those of us who dutifully provided for him honoured that decision, the family said.
“We extend our sincere gratitude to the unwavering medical professionals who guided us through the complexities of this illness, and to the exceptional nurses who became a vital part of our lives, frequently putting their own families aside to stand by ours,” the statement continued. We politely ask for privacy during this time as we grieve and work to accept the heartbreaking reality of saying goodbye to Bryan.
Sandra Bullock and Bryan Randall at an ‘Oceans 8’ premiere in 2018. Credit / Raymond Hall / GC Images / Getty.
Bullock’s sister, Gesine Bullock-Prado, paid tribute to the accomplished model-turned-photographer on Instagram and provided some rare insight into the couple’s final moments.
Gesine said, “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,” accompanying a happy picture of Randall on Monday (August 7).
Bullock had remained by his side before he passed away on Saturday, August 5, she added.
“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,” Gesine continued. Rest comfortably, Bryan.
Randall passed away on Monday, according to his family, who also revealed that he had been battling an illness that damages the spinal cord and brain’s nerve cells.
Bullock, 59, and Randall met when the latter documented the birthday party of Bullock’s son Louis in January 2015. A few months later, the two started dating, and they appeared on the red carpet for the first time the following year.
Although the ‘A Time to Kill’ actress prefers to keep her personal life secret, she admitted on ‘Red Table Talk’ in December 2021 that Randall was the “love of [her] life.”
The ‘Lost City’ actress gushed at the time about their mixed family, which included Skylar, Randall’s daughter, and Louis and Laila, Sandra’s children.
She went on to say that the couple had delayed marriage since their top priority was raising their children. She added, “I don’t need a paper to be a loyal partner and a loving mother. “I don’t need to be reminded to be there for them even at their darkest moments. I don’t need to be reminded to stick by a good man during a storm.
Bullock has not yet released any words in the media on the death of her spouse.
Randall’s family has requested donations to the Massachusetts General Hospital and the ALS Association in place of flowers.
Bryan Randall’s friends, family, and Sandra Bullock are in our thoughts and prayers during this trying time.