The patriarch of the “Alaskan Bush People” family, Billy Brown, has died after a sudden medical emergency, and although he left his mark on this world both with his family and on reality TV, those closest to the star are hurting pretty bad. The tragic news was broken Monday morning by one of Billy’s sons, Bear Brown, who took to social media to make the announcement.
“We are heartbroken to announce that our beloved patriarch Billy Brown passed away last night after suffering from a seizure,” Bear captioned while showing a photo of his dad and mom, Ami Brown, during happier times.
Bear Brown continued paying tribute to his father, who was riddled with health problems during the last few years of his life.
“He was our best friend – a wonderful and loving dad, granddad and husband and he will be dearly missed. He lived his life on his terms, off the grid and off the land and taught us to live like that as well. We plan to honor his legacy going forward, and to continue with his dream. We ask for privacy and prayers during this painful time! God bless everyone!!!”
Billy Brown’s youngest daughter, Rain Brown, also went on social media and paid tribute to her father with a touching message:
“I lost a true friend. Not forever, but only in this world. Please hold my family in your thoughts and prayers, especially my mother. Please hold your family tight for me. Words cannot express how wonderful he was and is. But I will say, the closest thing to an angel I’ve ever known. God bless you da I love and miss you dearly. You will always be my hero. God bless everyone.”
Noah Brown, who was luckily able to share both his wedding and the birth of his first son with his father, went on social media and let fans know that he was heartbroken, and asked for privacy and prayers during the difficult time for the stars of the “Alaskan Bush People.”
As we reported, Billy Brown had been dealing with mlutiple medical issues over the past few years, so much that the family was forced to leave Alaska and set up a homestead in Washington so that they could be close to his doctors. He continued to fight with his family by his side up until the end.