Alaskan Bush People star Billy Brown’s son Bear says his ‘life will never be the same’ without late father in new post
ALASKAN Bush People star Billy Brown’s son Bear said his “life will never be the same without” his late father just days after the star died due to a seizure.
The reality star confirmed his father’s passing on social media.
Bear, 33, took to Instagram to pay tribute to his late dad as he shared a photo of the ABP patriarch alongside his wife, Ami.
He captioned it: “Remembering my Dad! I love and miss him very much!
“My life will never be the same without him! Love you more, Da!”
People were loving the sweet post as they took to the comments section to respond, with one person writing: “We all will miss him too! When you watch a family on TV for years, they almost become like our family too!”
Another chimed in: “I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers for your mom and all of you.”
Billy passed away on February 8 at the age of 68 after suffering a seizure, as Bear shared the tragic news.
He wrote: “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.”
A Washington Sheriff exclusively told The Sun: “Medical requested a helicopter. It doesn’t appear he was transported to the hospital by medical. He passed away at the house.”
He continued: “Medics and fire were on the scene a hour and a half before the Sheriff’s Office was called. We respond to all deaths. At this point, nothing suspicious or criminal.”
Billy had been in and out of hospital in recent years and was previously told by medical professionals that living in high altitude wasn’t good for him.
He decided to defy doctor’s orders and continue to live in the mountains with his family.
The dad of seven shared five sons – Matt, 36, Bam Bam, 34, Bear, 31, Gabe, 29, and Noah, 26 – and two daughters – Bird, 24, and Rain, 16 – with wife Ami.
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After returning home from one particular hospital visit, Billy told his large family that he’d been having heart problems.
Since the reality star had been having a hard time breathing, he had always assumed it was his lungs – but the diagnosis from his last emergency scare pinpointed the problem being a serious problem with his heart.