Bryan’s family confirmed his passing at age 57 in an Aug. 7 statement.
“It is with great sadness that we share that on Aug. 5, Bryan Randall passed away peacefully after a three-year battle with ALS,” they told People. “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.”
And in addition to asking for privacy while they cope with this immense loss, the statement also included a message of gratitude for Bryan’s care team.
“We are immensely grateful to the tireless doctors who navigated the landscape of this illness with us,” his family continued,” and to the astounding nurses who became our roommates, often sacrificing their own families to be with ours.”
While Sandra hasn’t spoken out following her longtime love’s passing, her sister Gesine Bullock-Prado reflected on the couple’s relationship and shared how the 59-year-old helped care for him during his ALS battle.
“ALS is a cruel disease,” she wrote on Instagram August 7, “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.”
“I’m convinced that Bry has found the best fishing spot in heaven,” she added, “and is already casting his lure into rushing rivers teaming with salmon.”