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Sandra Bullock's longtime partner Bryan Randall dead at 57 after private health battle

The photographer, who passed away over the weekend, had been in a relationship with the Bird Box actress since 2015


Sandra Bullock seen arriving at the London Premiere of Oceans 8 with partner Bryan Randall, 13 Jun 2018
Beatriz Colon
Beatriz Colon - New York
New York WriterNew York
7 August 2023
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Sandra Bullock's longtime partner Bryan Randall has died aged 57, his family announced in a statement.

The photographer passed away over the weekend after a private, three-year battle with ALS, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or Lou Gehrig's disease.

"It is with great sadness that we share that on Aug. 5, Bryan Randall passed away peacefully after a three-year battle with ALS," his family said in a statement to People, adding: "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."

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The statement continued: "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."

It concluded: "At this time we ask for privacy to grieve and to come to terms with the impossibility of saying goodbye to Bryan," signed: "His Loving Family."

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Sandra is notoriously private about her personal life, and kept her relationship with Bryan largely out of the public eye.

Sandra Bullock and Bryan Randall are seen at 'Oceans 8' World Premiere on June 5, 2018 in New York City© Getty
One of the couple's few public appearances was at the Ocean's 8 premiere in 2018

The two met in 2015, when he was hired to photograph the actress' son Louis' birthday in January of that year.

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They made few public appearances together, though some were the Ocean's 8 premiere in 2018, and Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux's wedding in 2015.

Sandra Bullock and Bryan Randall are seen in Midtown on June 5, 2018 in New York City© Getty
Sandra and Bryan were together for over eight years

During an appearance on Jada Pinkett Smith's Red Table Talk in 2021, Sandra declared: "I found the love of my life. We share two beautiful children – three children, [Randall's] older daughter. It's the best thing ever."

She also noted: "He's the example that I would want my children to have," adding: "I have a partner who's very Christian and there are two different ways of looking at things. I don't always agree with him, and he doesn't always agree with me. But he is an example even when I don't agree with him.

Actress Sandra Bullock and son Louis Bardo Bullock are seen during the 70th Venice International Film Festival on August 27, 2013 in Venice, Italy© Getty
Sandra raised her two kids with Bryan since meeting in 2015

Her son Louis is 13, and her daughter Laila is ten. She adopted both from Louisiana, and has homes in New Orleans as well as New York and Austin. Bryan's daughter from a previous relationship, Skylar, is 29.

"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," she also said on RTT when discussing a possible marriage to Bryan.

She maintained: "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."

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