Sandra Bullock’s longtime partner Bryan Randall has passed away after a private three-year battle with ALS. He was 57 years old.

Randall died over the weekend and released a statement, which was obtained by People magazine.

“It is with great sadness that we share that on Aug. 5, Bryan Randall passed away peacefully after a three-year battle with ALS,” the statement said. “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.”

The model-turned-photographer’s family then thanked the healthcare workers who helped them through this time.

Bullock’s sister Gesine Bullock-Prado took to Instagram to remember Randall.

“I’m convinced that Bry has found the best fishing spot in heaven and is already casting his lure into rushing rivers teaming with salmon,” her caption read. “ALS is a cruel disease 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.”

Instagram: Gesine Bullock-Prado

“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,” the statement continued. “At this time we ask for privacy to grieve and to come to terms with the impossibility of saying goodbye to Bryan.”

The actress and Randall reportedly first met when he photographed her son Louis’ birthday in January 2015. They made their relationship public about a year later.

The couple mostly kept their relationship under wraps.

Bullock talked about it during an episode of Jada Pinkett-Smith’s “Red Table Talk.”

“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 explained.

“He’s the example that I would want my children to have,” she said. “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.”

Sandra has two children, her 13-year-old son Louis and 10-year-old daughter Laila, both of whom are adopted.

According to People , Randall’s family requests that loved ones make donations to the ALS Association and Massachusetts General Hospital in lieu of flowers.