‘Alaskan Bush People’: How the Browns Are Honoring Late Patriarch Billy in Upcoming Season

by Joe Rutland

It’s going to be quite a season on “Alaskan Bush People” as the Brown family has to move forward even after patriarch Billy Brown died.

But they are not forgetting him, much like the Outsiders who watch this show on a regular basis.

Discovery dropped an incredible two-plus-minute trailer leading into another season of “Alaskan Bush People.” It’s truly heart-wrenching to hear the Browns’ voices in it. You can almost sense the sadness and anguish they feel over Billy’s death.

Take look at this trailer, which was posted on the show’s Instagram account on Friday. You’ll be able to see how they are honoring his memory this season.

Along with the video, the show posted these words.

“New Season Dedicated to Billy Brown | Alaskan Bush People,” it starts. “The Browns rise from the ashes of a wildfire to face the loss of their beloved patriarch Billy Brown on a new season of #AlaskanBushPeople.”

“Watch the new season, which the family has dedicated to Billy, when it premieres on @discovery and @discoveryplus September 19. Learn more at Discovery.com/goodbyebilly“.

‘Alaskan Bush People’ Stars Remember Patriarch Throughout Season

That’s right, “Alaskan Bush People” fans. The entire season starting on Sunday, Sept. 19, will have honors throughout in remembrance of Billy Brown. He died on Feb. 7, 2021, from complications of a stroke. Billy Brown was 68 years old.

Ami Brown, Billy’s widow, Bear Brown, Gabriel Brown, and Matthew Brown are just part of the family clan appearing this season.

“Alaskan Bush People” has been on for 12 seasons. This upcoming season, though, might be one of the most memorable for its fans. The Browns will show how they have dealt with Billy’s death and keep living their lives.

Speaking of Bear, the “Alaskan Bush People” star still has a reason to smile even as the cloud of grief and sadness covers his heart.

Bear is a proud papa of his 2-year-old son River. His former fiancee Raiven Adams gave birth to River on March 9, 2020. Raiven and Bear are no longer together yet both are focused on being there now and in the future for River.

Being a dad is important to Bear as he will be able to pass down some of Bily’s wisdom to his son. They can forge a bond that will last yet another lifetime.

He recently posted a photo of his son on Instagram. Outsiders, we would post that picture on here but Bear’s account is private. We do have the link to his Instagram account, though, here and you can go there and start following his online posts.