Randy Gonzalez, the father in the popular TikTok duo Enkyboys, has died … following a battle with cancer.
A source close to the family tells TMZ, Randy passed Wednesday morning in hospice after his struggles with colon cancer … a health battle he provided updates about throughout his fight.
Randy broke the news about his condition back in April, telling fans he was diagnosed about 6 months prior, and given 2-3 years to live. He said chemotherapy could extend things a possible 5 more years.
The viral star created a GoFundMe to help pay for his treatments — after he claimed he was denied at a cancer center at the University of Texas — stating they didn’t take his insurance.
He and his son, Brice, used their social media platform to spread awareness about colon cancer … and continued to gain serious popularity from their radiant father-and-son dynamic.
Randy gave his followers another update in November, detailing everything he’d gone through in only a few months … hoping to be a great example in a year’s time, “when I beat it.”
Gonzalez was a 35-year-old TikTok star from Texas.
His TikTok name is Enkyboys and consists of himself and his son.
The father and son duo have over 15million followers on the video-sharing app.
Gonzalez and his son were often seen doing voiceover videos and lip-syncing to songs, movie clips, and more.
Randy Gonzalez Cause of Death
Gonzalez also shared that he discovered he had colon cancer when he was experiencing pain in his upper abdomen, his wife suggested he get a colonoscopy.
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosis in US.
According to the American Cancer Society, the lifetime chance of acquiring colon cancer is 1 in 23 for males (4.3 percent) and 1 in 25 for women (4 percent), Newsweek shared.
Colorectal—colon and rectal—cancer is the third commonest cancer diagnosed in the United States.
One in five people with colorectal cancer are between the ages of 20 and 54, according to the Colon Cancer Coalition.
Additionally, they forecast that by 2030, colon cancer will outnumber all other cancers in terms of the number of deaths among those under the age of 50.
Who is Randy Gonzalez’s son?
Outside of being known as a TikTok star, Randy’s son Brice is also an actor.
While he might be in the early stages of his career, he has already landed a role on a major NBC sitcom.
In 2022, he debuted as Chance in the comedy series Lopez vs Lopez, which stars stand-up comedian and actor George Lopez.
Brice’s character is the son of Mayan Lopez’s Mayan and Matt Shively’s Quinten, according to Just Jared Jr.
He will also have roles in the upcoming movie Flamin’ Hot and the BET series Real Husbands of Hollywood.
Source: TMZ/ The Sun