TikTok star Randy Gonzalez dies at age 35 of stage 4 colon cancer… nine months after the diagnosis was revealed
- His death comes after a difficult battle with stage 4 colon cancer, which he revealed to more than 15.4 million followers on TikTok in April.
- He was only given two or three years to live in 2021, but was told that chemotherapy could extend his life by an additional five years.
- The father-of-three rose to internet fame creating hilarious videos with his six-year-old son Bryce, who stars on Lopez Vs. Lopez is a chance
Randy Gonzalez, the father of the famous TikTok star of the Inky Boys, died tragically at the age of 35, at a hospice, on Wednesday morning.
His death comes after a A tough battle with stage 4 colon cancer, which he revealed to more than 15.4 million followers on TikTok in April, six months after his diagnosis.
At the time, the father-of-three told fans he was given two to three years to live, and advised that undergoing chemotherapy could extend his life by an additional five years.
RIP: Randy Gonzalez, father of popular TikTok star Enkyboys, tragically passed away at the age of 35, in a hospice, Wednesday morning
In early December, he told his TikTok followers in his second-to-last video that “things are going well except his current chemotherapy plan isn’t working.”
“I feel good,” he told viewers, standing next to his wife and their six-year-old son, Bryce. “I’m so glad we’re back in Texas with the family.”
In the footage, he admitted that they did not release because he was feeling “sick all the time.”
Doting Dad: His death follows a grueling battle with stage 4 colon cancer, which he revealed to more than 15.4 million followers on TikTok in April, six months after his diagnosis.
After his devastating diagnosis, Gonzalez wrote on social media that he was trying to stay “strong for the family” and used his platform to spread awareness of colon cancer.
Despite trying to stay positive during the tragedy, he said, at times, it felt like he and his family were “going through the motions” and just trying to diagnose him with cancer “day in and day out.”
In other videos, after doctors gave him “five years to live,” he says, “he’s still looking for better days.”
Optimist: In other videos, he says after doctors gave him ‘five years to live’ he’s ‘still looking for better days’
In November, Gonzalez said it was “horrible” to undergo treatment and he “barely started moving again.”
“Cancer sucks. It sucks the life out of you and makes you feel like you have nothing to live for but in reality, you do… You have to be strong to fight and beat cancer.
“I want to be a witness to this in another year or so when I’m still alive,” the influencer continued.
The struggle: In early December, he told his TikTok followers in his second-to-last video that “it’s going well except his current chemotherapy plan isn’t working.”
After learning that his chemotherapy insurance was not being accepted at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, his fans stepped in to collect $212,000 in donations to cover his treatment through GoFundMe.
Gonzalez has been very supportive of his son, who played a role in Lopez Vs. Lopez as Chance, which premieres November 4.
Randy and his son rose to fame creating hilarious lip-sync content on TikTok, and even appeared on an episode of Good Morning America together in 2019.
He is survived by his wife Kimberly Gonzalez and son Bryce as well as daughters Laurent and Aubrey.
. “Professional creator. Lifelong thinker. Reader. Beer buff. Troublemaker. Evil problem solver.”