‘Alaskan Bush People’: Billy Brown To Be Honored with Special Discovery Tribute

by Jon D. B.

Discovery is paying tribute to the Alaskan Bush People patriarch with The Legacy of Billy Brown, a special filled with never-before-seen clips of Brown, alongside testimonies from his children following his passing.

It has been just three weeks since the tragic, sudden passing of Billy Brown. But Discovery and the Brown family are giving their all to this new special.

In the memorial tribute announced Friday, “the Browns look back on their most memorable moments with Billy, reflect on his sense of adventure and love for the Wolfpack, and share what they’ll miss most about their late father,” People reports.

“On this episode of Alaskan Bush People, the extraordinary life of Billy Brown — a father, a husband, and the leader of the Pack,” the classic voiceover begins. “Through never-before-seen interviews and moments with Billy, the family reflects on their patriarch, a man guided by his faith and a thrill for adventure. He is the heart and soul of the Wolfpack,” it continues, showcasing the special meaning behind this episode.

Discovery’s special will focus on never-before-seen footage of the patriarch. Within, he speaks on the Alaskan Bush legacy, alongside the factors that sparked his drive: faith and family.

Discovery, Brown Family To Memorialize Alaskan Legend

From here, however, the memorial will transition into special testimonies from the children of Billy Brown. Each touches on the loss of their dad, with love sent from daughters Rain and Snowbird, alongside sons Bear, Matt, Bam Bam, Gabe, and Noah.

“The thing I’ll remember the most about dad was his dream,” Noah Brown speaks first in the special.

“I will greatly miss the time we had,” Bear adds. Bear announced the death of his father to the public on February 7 following Billy’s fatal seizure. His father was 68-years-old.

“We are heartbroken to announce that our beloved patriarch Billy Brown passed away last night after suffering from a seizure,” Bear told followers and fans on his private Instagram account. “He was our best friend — a wonderful and loving dad, granddad and husband and he will be dearly missed.” Alongside the message, Bear included a beautiful photo of his father Billy with mother Ami Brown.

He lived his life on his terms, off the grid and off the land and taught us to live like that as well,” Bear continued. “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!”

The Legacy of Billy Brown Airs Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on Discovery

Billy and the Browns’ Alaskan Bush People has been a Discovery staple since 2014.

To this end, the network was “devastated to hear of Billy Brown’s sudden passing,” a Discovery spokesperson said to People. “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.”

Catch Discovery’s The Legacy of Billy Brown Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on the Discovery Channel and honor the legacy of late Billy Brown.