‘Alaskan Bush People’ Star Bear Brown Tells Heartbreaking Story About ‘Only Thing’ Late Father Billy ‘Ever Wanted’

by Quentin Blount

As the Alaskan Bush People star has been one to do, Bear Brown is back on social media to talk about his beloved father, Billy Brown. The Brown family patriarch died back on February 8 after having a seizure at his home.

Ever since then, Bear Brown has been navigating the world for the first time without his dad. There have already been a lot of firsts for Bear without having his father around. And there will likely be many more to come. It has been and will continue to be a process for Bear to work through his grief.

One of the ways in which he does so is by posting on social media. Whether it is just getting his feelings off his chest or interacting with his nearly a quarter of a million followers, the 33-year-old seems to get some relief from doing so. That was the case yet again on Friday. Bear Brown penned a touching story about the only thing his father ever wanted in life.

“The only thing Da ever wanted was a family that loved and cared about him,” Brown said. “When he lost his parents and sister at the age of 16, he was disowned by the rest of his family, and his inheritance was stolen.”

Alaskan Bush People fans may know the story behind Billy Brown but not everyone does. Bear helped fill in some of those gaps by explaining that his dad cherished his family so much because he didn’t have one growing up.

“He became a ward of the court when no one showed up for him, my mom and dad taught us what’s really important in life and it’s not money it’s family!”

‘Alaskan Bush People’ Star Bear Brown Has a Son of His Own

The word that Bear Brown wrote about his father on Instagram definitely come from a soft spot. It has to be hard going through life knowing he can never tell his dad that he loves him. But, Bear does have a son of his own, little River Brown, who is approaching his first birthday.

Knowing that all his late father wanted was a caring and loving family, those words will probably stay with Bear for the rest of his life. And that’s likely all he will ever want in the very end as well. Of course, he be able to watch his son River grow up. He’ll be able to have all of those proud father-son moments that he had with his own dad. But in the end, he says it will never quite fill the void of losing his father.

“I’m no poet or I’d put some deep beautiful poem down, but what I can say is how much I miss my Da,” Bear Brown says. “There are truly no words to describe the emptiness without him!”