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TikTok star Randy Gonzalez dies aged 35 of stage four colon cancer

TikTok star Randy Gonzalez dies aged 35 of stage four colon cancer… nine months after revealing diagnosis

  • His death comes after a tough battle with stage 4 colon cancer, which he revealed to his more than 15.4 million TikTok followers in April
  • He was given just two or three years to live in 2021, but said chemotherapy could extend his life by another five years
  • The father of three rose to internet fame creating hilarious videos with his six-year-old son, Brice, who stars on NBC’s Lopez Vs. Lopez as Chance

Randy Gonzalez, father of popular TikTok stars Enkyboys, died tragically at the age of 35 in hospice on Wednesday morning.

His death comes after one hard-fought battle with stage 4 colon cancer, which he revealed to his more than 15.4 million TikTok followers 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 him that undergoing chemotherapy could extend his life by another five years.

Rest in Peace: Randy Gonzalez, father of popular TikTok stars Enkyboys, tragically died aged 35 in hospice on Wednesday morning

In early December, he told his TikTok followers in his penultimate video that things are ‘doing well, except that his current chemotherapy plan ‘didn’t work’.

“I’m fine,” he told viewers as he stood next to his wife and their six-year-old son, Brice. “I’m just glad we’re back in Texas with the family.”

In the footage, he admitted that they haven’t been posting because he was ‘sick all the time’.

Skilled dad: His death comes after a tough battle with stage 4 colon cancer, which he revealed to his more than 15.4 million TikTok followers in April, six months after his diagnosis

Skilled dad: His death comes after a tough battle with stage 4 colon cancer, which he revealed to his more than 15.4 million TikTok followers 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 colon cancer awareness.

Despite trying to stay positive through the tragedy, he said at times it felt like he and his family were ‘going through the motions’ and just trying to get through his cancer diagnosis ‘day by day’.

In other videos, after doctors gave him ‘five years to live’, he said he is ‘still looking forward to better days’.

Optimistic: In other videos, after doctors gave him 'five years to live', he said he's 'still looking forward to better days'

Optimistic: In other videos, after doctors gave him ‘five years to live’, he said he’s ‘still looking forward to better days’

In November, Gonzalez said that going through treatment had been ‘terrible’ and that he ‘barely started moving again’.

‘Cancer is miserable. 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 the cancer and beat it,’ he said.

The influencer continued: ‘I want to be a testament to this in a year or so when I’m still alive.’

Fighting: In early December, he told his TikTok followers in his penultimate video that things are 'doing well, except that his current chemotherapy plan 'didn't work'

Fighting: In early December, he told his TikTok followers in his penultimate video that things are ‘doing well, except that his current chemotherapy plan ‘didn’t work’

After learning that his insurance for chemotherapy was not accepted at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, his fans stepped in to raise $212,000 in donations to cover his treatment through GoFundMe.

Gonzalez was very supportive of his son landing a role on NBC’s Lopez Vs. Lopez as Chance, which premiered on November 4.

Randy and 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, son Brice, and daughters Lauran and Aubree.

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