Photographer Bryan Randall, longtime partner of renowned actress Sandra Bullock, passed away on Sunday at the age of 57 after a private battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) that lasted three years. The news was shared through a statement released by his family, who expressed their sadness over his peaceful passing and their commitment to respecting his desire for privacy during his illness.
“It is with great sadness that we share that on August 5th Bryan Randall passed away peacefully after a 3-year battle with ALS,” his family said in a statement, per Fox News Digital. “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,” the statement continued.
The family extended their gratitude to the dedicated medical professionals who supported them through the journey and acknowledged the sacrifice of nurses who provided care, often at the expense of their own families. They requested privacy as they mourn the loss of Bryan and come to terms with the difficult reality of saying goodbye.
ALS, a neurodegenerative disorder affecting nerve cells in the spinal cord and brain, leads to progressive muscle control loss and ultimately results in fatality. Despite his diagnosis, Bryan Randall continued to live life privately with actress Sandra Bullock, whom he began dating after being hired to photograph her son’s birthday party in 2015.
While their relationship largely remained out of the public eye, Sandra Bullock openly expressed her deep affection for Randall during a 2021 episode of “Red Table Talk.” She revealed the joy of their blended family, which included her two adopted children, Louis and Laila, and Randall’s older daughter, Skylar, from a previous relationship. Bullock also emphasized the strength of their partnership and her belief that a legal marriage was not necessary for devotion and commitment.
“He’s the example that I would want my children to have,” Bullock had remarked, highlighting their differing perspectives and the strength they found in their differences. Randall, who held strong Christian beliefs, had become a cherished role model for Bullock’s family, embodying enduring support and unwavering presence.