In an emotional statement on Monday, February 8, Alaskan Bush People star Bear Brown announced the sudden and unexpected death of his father, Billy Brown.
With his mother, father, and one sister, Billy Brown grew up in a happy home in Texas. However, when Billy was just 16 years old, according to his Discovery Channel bio, his entire family died in a plane crash.
The marriage of Billy Brown and Ami Brown has unleashed its fair share of controversy.
The couple remains together with their 7 children, their relationship’s origin story is a little questionable.
Story Of Billy Brown
According to Men’s Journal, while flying across Texas in a private plane in 1969, his parents and sister got caught in a thunderstorm. Billy “was allegedly tricked into signing documents for an emancipation,” ensuring he lost the home and money of his kin, to make matters even worse.
He was left largely on his own and traveled through the United States for ten years as a result.
According to his Discovery Channel profile, he ended up working for a commercial fishing company in the northern Pacific and gained valuable nautical experience, something that has since come in handy while going boating with his family.
While all this is well and well, there is more to the tale of Billy that has left fans curious: his marriage to Ami.
His son, Bear Brown, who also stars in the show, announced on Instagram that he died on Sunday after suffering a seizure. He wrote, “Our beloved patriarch Billy Brown passed away last night after suffering from a seizure,”
He added, “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!!!”
Saddened to hear of the passing of Billy Brown. I first met Billy when I shot @AlaskanBushPPL for @Discovery many years ago, & after working with him multiple times, I came to know him as a kind, strong and caring father, a true patriarch. My thoughts go out to the Brown Family. pic.twitter.com/fy4h4bh6z0