TikTok's Enkyboys' dad Randy Gonzalez dies aged 35
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Dad Randy Gonzalez has passed away at the age of 35 after years of entertaining millions of people as part of the popular TikTok duo Enkyboys.
Gonzalez passed away this week after being diagnosed with colon cancer, with a public memorial set to be held for the father and much-loved internet personality in Houston, Texas.
More than 15 million people follow the Enkyboys account on TikTok, where Gonzalez teamed up with his son Brice to bring laughter and joy to followers with videos of them hanging out together, acting out skits and mouthing along to songs.
Gonzalez announced to fans last April that he had been diagnosed with colon cancer and given three years to live, but that chemotherapy could possibly help extend his life by five more years.
He set up a GoFundMe to help pay for treatments and help raise awareness for colon cancer, and received more than $250,000 (£201,000) in donations.
Gonzalez also used TikTok to help raise awareness and share insights to the disease, including a clip of himself and Brice with newly shaved heads to show themselves 'supporting cancer awareness'.
Less than a year after sharing the news of his diagnosis with the world, a post on their Instagram yesterday (26 January) announced Gonzalez's passing.
Seemingly written by Brice, the post featured images of the father and son and read: "It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of my father, Randy Gonzalez. My dad fought a long battle with cancer and is finally at peace with our Lord.
"I would Like to thank everyone for your kind words & condolences. It really means a lot. We will be doing a public memorial in Houston Tx. More information will be provided at a later date."
The post also encouraged anyone who would like to donate to the family to do so on cash app at '$Bricethadice', and to get in touch via email if you would like to send cards or letters.
The post continued: "I wish I could hug you & give you a kiss one more time dad but I know you will be watching over me, mom and the girls. Until I see you again dad. I promise to make you proud. I love you. Please keep my family in your prayers."
Fans of the TikTok duo have flooded the comments with condolences for Brice and his family, with many describing themselves as 'heartbroken' and promising to send prayers their way.