Billy Brown, a star of the reality documentary series Alaska Bush Village, has died. He was 68 years old.
The news of his death was first posted by his son, Bear Brown, on a private Instagram page. Billy’s son said his father died Sunday after a seizure. Persons reports.
“We are heartbroken to announce that our beloved patriarch Billy Brown passed away last night after suffering a seizure,” Bear wrote in the post.
Billy’s son said of his late father: “He was our best friend, a wonderful and loving father, grandfather and husband, and we will miss him very much. He lived his life on his terms, off the grid and off the ground, and we he taught us to live like that too. We plan to honor his legacy in the future and continue his dream. “
“We ask for privacy and prayers during this painful time,” the post concluded. “God bless you all!”
Rain Brown, Billy’s daughter, also shared a tribute, with a snapshot of her and Billy smiling together in the woods.
“I lost a true friend. Not forever, but only in this world. Please keep my family in your thoughts and prayers, especially my mother. Please support your family for me,” he wrote. “Words cannot express how wonderful he was and is. But I will say, the closest thing to an angel I have ever met. God bless you, I love you and I miss you so much. You will always be my hero. God bless everyone.”
The Brown family has been the center of the Discovery channel series Alaska Bush Village for 12 seasons, starting in 2014.
The documentary series follows the Browns as they survive in the harsh Alaskan wilderness, cut off from society and modern conveniences.
Billy is survived by his wife, Ami Brown, as well as five sons, two daughters, and several grandchildren.