Today is a sad day. Many people are mourning the death of the TikTok sensation, Randy Gonzalez.
Yesterday, TMZ reported that the Latino TikTok star had died while in hospice. Gonzalez, 35, was part of the Enkyboys, the father-son duo on TikTok.
It’s not often that you see a Latino father/son duo make an impact on social media. Or, at least, it hasn’t been the norm.
However, Randy and his son, Brice, had taken TikTok by storm, drawing millions of views. Their content can be considered family-friendly and easy to watch. They went viral numerous times.
As the Enkyboys’ popularity grew, so did their opportunities. They even appeared in Lopez vs. Lopez.
Yet, one day they shared that Randy was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer. He kept it to himself for six months before disclosing his diagnosis with his social media following. He came forward in April of 2022 when he stated that he wanted to bring awareness to colon cancer considering it is rare for men to be diagnosed so young.
This what going on in my life,hope I answered y’all questions. Donate if you can if you can’t prayer works thanks so much for the love and support #enkyboys #enkyboy #Awarenessforcoloncancer
Throughout his cancer journey, Randy updated his online community. He led his videos with optimism and, most of the time he included his family in his content.
enkyboysI have to be strong #enkyboy
His last TikTok post was made on the seventh of December 2022. It was a short and cute skit with his son.
Randy Gonzalez is survived by his family. May he rest in peace and his family have the strength they need to get through this time.
A reminder to get checked
According to National Colon Cancer Roundtable, colon cancer is the second-leading cancer killer in the U.S. among Latinos. Though many people think this is something that can only affect people who are 50 and older, you can never be too sure. Visit your doctor regularly. Remember, early detection is only possible if you are proactive about your health.