Randy Gonzalez was well known TikTok duo Enkyboys who had died after fighting a long battle with colon cancer at the age of 35.
Gonzalez was a famous TikTok comedian who was seen alongwith his 6-year-old son Brice Gonzalez. The two were known for their funny lip-syncing videos and sweet family dynamic before Brice landed a role on the NBC sitcom Lopez vs. Lopez with George Lopez.
The star died Wednesday morning in a hospital, TMZ first reported. His brother later confirmed the news on Instagram, writing, “My brother may you Rest In Peace I love you always and forever.”
On Instagram, Lopez showed condolences to Randy's relatives and loved ones by writing, “My sincerest condolences to Brice and the entire Gonzalez family. The love and the bond Randy had for his son and his family was undeniable, you can see it in every video. He will be missed, but never forgotten,” the actor said.
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Randy first revealed in April 2022 that he was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer six months prior, telling fans on social media that he was given 2-3 years to live, with the possibility of 5 years with chemotherapy.
Following his diagnosis, the Enkyboys began using their platform to raise awareness for colon cancer. The father-son duo urged their followers to get regular screenings and pay attention to their bodies, even at young ages.
In his final TikTok last month, the father spoke about his difficult journey with treatment, sharing that he was “doing good” but his chemotherapy was “not working.” Randy previously told followers that treatment had been “horrible,” but he was up for the fight.
“Cancer sucks, it sucks the life out of you. It makes you feel like you have nothing to live for when in reality, you do. It sucks, but you have to fight,” he said back in November. “You have to be strong to fight cancer and beat it. I want to be a testimony of this in another year or so when I'm still alive and I beat it.”
Colon, or colorectal, cancer is the third most common cancer in the world, after lung and breast cancers. Randy Gonzalez was diagnosed with colon cancer when he turned 34 — well before the recommended age for screenings. His death was a reminder of how colon cancer is on the rise in young people. Most notably, Chadwick Boseman was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer in 2016, when he turned 40 years old, before his death in 2020 at 43.