Randy Gonzalez was the father of the Enkyboys duo on social media. He died on Wednesday at the age of 35. The news is confirmed by his mother Beatrice Gonzalez and brother David Gonzalez to online reports.
His death came less than one year after he announced he had been diagnosed with fourth-stage of colon cancer. Randy Gonzalez and his son Brice became popular on tik tok due to their funny father-son comedy bits and dances.
Who was Randy Gonzalez?
Famous son Brice Gonzalez had a famous father, and Randy Gonzalez was renowned as just that.
They frequently used the moniker “Enkyboys” when posting videos on TikTok, where they attracted millions of viewers.
They have over 294 million likes and 15.4 million followers since they joined the site.
Gonzalez and his son frequently did voiceovers and lip-syncs to music and movie footage in the videos.
What Was Randy Gonzalez’s Cause of Death?
TMZ broke the news of Gonzalez’s death on January 25th, 2023. A close family friend at the time confirmed to the media source that he passed away in hospice care from Stage IV colon cancer.
Gonzalez had always been honest with his followers about his terminal illness, first revealing in April 2022 that he was given only two to three years to live.
Thus, they frequently used their platforms to raise awareness of the illness.
Gonzalez Told to Some Reports That –
“At first, we were kind of shy but we broke out of that shell because people love Brice so much and then they love the duo of the father and son, so we ” back in 2020 about the rise of “Enkyboys,” Randy revealed in a video post in last April that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer in November 2021. In that video, Gonzalez said that –
“I kept it to myself and I felt like it was selfish because I didn’t want to tell everybody my business because it was personal. But I feel like I can use my situation to give awareness for young men like myself because I’m only 34, and they say it’s very rare for a young guy like myself to catch colon cancer,”
“I didn’t know how to take it. You know, it was devastating,” Gonzalez continued. Randy has also opened up about one of his initial symptoms which led him to see a doctor in the first place.
“I want to help other people and start awareness for young men to go get checked for colon cancer, to go get a colonoscopy. How I figured out, I was having a problem with my upper abdomen and I was always in pain,” he said. “And luckily, my wife told me to go get a colonoscopy because I was just gonna get an EGD [esophagogastoduodenoscopy] through my throat because they thought it was an ulcer or something. But long story short, I wanted to start awareness of colon cancer for young men to start, to go get checked in the early ages, 30 years old.”
Since then the Enkyboys social media account features posts that are aimed at raising colon cancer awareness along with symptoms which are faced by Randy Gonzalez like abdominal pain and constipation and taking fans along as he underwent treatment of chemotherapy.
Colon or colorectal cancer is a type of cancer that originates from polyps in the colon or rectum. In the United States, it has become the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths.
What Are the Symptoms of Colon Cancer?
- Abdominal pain, aches, or cramps.
- Changes in bowel habits including a feeling that the bowel does not empty.
- Blood in stool
- Weight loss
Who Should Get Screened for Colon Cancer?
People between the ages of 45 and 75 get regular screening for colon cancer whereas those older than 75 should consult with their doctor before getting a screening.
Randy Gonzalez, the father of the Enkyboys duo, has died at 35 from colon cancer. He and his son Brice gained popularity on TikTok with their funny father-son comedy and dances, with 15.4 million followers and 294 million likes. Gonzalez revealed in April 2022 that he had a terminal illness, using his platform to raise colon cancer awareness. The Enkyboys featured posts about his chemotherapy treatment and advised regular screenings for people aged 45-75.