Star of “Alaskan Bush People,” patriarch Billy Brown, dies at 68

Rest in peace, Billy.


The Discovery reality-documentary series featuring the life of the Brown family, Alaskan Bush People, gathered the attention of a huge number of viewers who were eagerly waiting to see how this family lived in the remote area away from the civilization. Sadly, the head of the “wolf pack,” as the Browns referred to themselves, passed away on February 8, 2021, leaving his family behind.

Billy Brown was loved by many and is missed by his wife, his sons, his grandchildren, and everyone who loved watching his show.

One of Billy’s sons, Bear Brown, shared the devastating news on his private Instagram account and wrote: “We are heartbroken to announce that our beloved patriarch Billy Brown passed away last night after suffering from a seizure. 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,” continued 33-year-old Bear. “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 — the Brown family patriarch featured in 12 seasons of the hit series “Alaskan Bush People” — has died.

Posted by TMZ on Monday, 8 February 2021

The reality was filmed in Hoonah, Alaska and Chichagof Island, portraying the life in the wilderness.

In the recent season, the Browns moved to Washington so that Billy’s wife Amy, who was diagnosed with lung cancer, could be near the hospital where she was receiving her treatments. Luckily, she won the fight against the disease and is now cancer free.

“As long as Ami and my family are beside me, I’ll ride the wind of adventure to the end.” Rest in peace, Billy.

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Posted by Alaskan Bush People on Monday, 8 February 2021

The spokesperson of Discovery expressed their condolences to the Brown family. According to People, it read: “We are devastated to hear of Billy Brown’s sudden passing.

“He has been part of the Discovery family for years — a trailblazer, a lovely man and most definitely one of a kind. Our heart is with his family and those that knew him and loved him as they deal with this devastating loss.”

The family was extremely close and despite helping depict the life in Alaska, they also represented true values.

The family patriarch died Sunday night after suffering a seizure, his son said.

Posted by People on Monday, 8 February 2021

Rest in peace, Billy Brown, you will be dearly missed.

You can take a look at one of his videos below.