Billy Brown, the patriarch of the Discovery reality series « Alaskan Bush People, » died Sunday at the age of 68.
He died after a seizure, according to his son Bear Brown’s private Instagram, loudly People Magazine.
« We are heartbroken to announce that our beloved Patriarch Billy Brown passed away after having a seizure last night, » wrote Bear. « He was our best friend – a wonderful and loving father, grandpa and husband, and he will be missed very much. »
In a public Instagram post, Bear’s sister Rain, who also passes Rainy, left her father a touching one Homage.
“I’ve lost a true friend. Not forever, just in this world, ”she wrote. “Please hold my family in your thoughts and prayers, especially my mother. Please hold your family for me. Words cannot express how wonderful he was and is. But I’ll say the closest thing to an angel I’ve ever known. God bless you because I love and miss you very much. You will always be my hero. God bless everyone. «
The show’s official Twitter account also confirmed his » sudden death « , calling him » a trailblazer, a lovable man, and definitely one of a kind « .
We’re devastated than we are Heard of Billy Brown’s sudden death. He has been part of the @Discovery family for years – a trailblazer, a lovable man, and definitely one of a kind. Our hearts go out to his family and those who knew him when they dealt with this devastating loss. pic.twitter.com/23Kaz67ekz
The reality series, which premiered in 2014, follows the growing Brown family – including parents Billy and Ami and their children Matt, Bam Bam, Bear, Gabe, Noah, Snowbird and Rainy – who live off the grid and « deep » in the wild, « says the show’s official description.
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