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‘Alaskan Bush People’ Star Bear Brown Pens Emotional Tribute to Late Dad Billy on First Father’s Day Without Him

by Matthew Wilson
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Father’s Days is a little sadder and more emotional for the Brown family these days. The “Alaskan Bush People” star Billy Brown passed away in February.

His son Bear has been vocal on social media about his grief. In an emotionally charged post, Bear Brown laments his first Father’s Day without his dad. Bear shared a tribute to Billy, including a photograph of the late “Alaskan Bush People” star.

“I’d like to wish everyone a Happy Dads day!” Bear wrote on Instagram. “Today is not an easy day for me, this is the first Dads day that I don’t have my dad with me! I know he is watching us from heaven, I just wish that he was still here. So I could see him and tell him how much I love him. And I wish I could hear his voice and his laugh! I am a dad myself now, but all I can think about today, is how much I miss Da! Hold tight to those you love, you never know when it’s the time you’ll see them. I miss you Da, Happy Dad’s day! I love you more!”

Bear has always worn his heart on his sleeve. In the months after his father’s death, the reality star has struggled with a gambit of emotions. Brown is active on social media, sharing views of nature and also teasing fans with the upcoming season of “Alaskan Bush People.”

‘Alaskan Bush People’ Star Mourns Father

“Alaskan Bush People” promises to be very different in the wake of Billy Brown’s death. The family has been struggling to move on from his death for the past few months. Grief always hits the hardest around holidays and milestones. Bear Brown also recently celebrated his first birthday without his dad.

“Today is my 34th birthday!” Brown wrote. “Where does the time go? Seems like just yesterday I was a kid running wild in Alaska, hunting, fishing, surviving, but also living and loving life in a world that seems very different from mine today! Today is the first time in 34 years that my Dad won’t be around for my birthday. I miss him so much! I wish I could talk with him again, I wish I could give him a big hug!”

Bear Brown wants to honor his father by living a happy life. The “Alaskan Bush People” star looks forward to following his dad’s dream of living free and sustainable.

“This year has been the hardest in my life! I appreciate everyone who has stuck with me and with my family! I’m gonna still try to have as much fun today as I can! I know that’s what he’d want! Every day is a blessing, I think too many people forget that! Thank you everyone for your support!!! God bless!!!!” he wrote.