“Alaskan Bush People” star Bear Brown remembers his late father Billy Brown and the precious memories that they shared together outdoors. The TV show held a special retrospective for Billy Brown, in which fans could mourn and the Brown family could reflect on better times.
During “The Legacy of Billy Brown,” several of his children shared their favorite memories of their father. For Bear Brown, he greatly enjoyed the time they spent hunting together.
“One of my favorite things to do with Dad when we’d go out and we’d hunt together was just sitting there in a blind and waiting or stalking through the woods,” Bear said during the special. “I will always remember that about my dad and I will greatly miss the times we had and the times we won’t have again. But it will always be in my heart and I will always cherish those memories.”
Likewise, Billy’s other son Noah reflected on his father’s love for nature and the outdoors. He said his father always chased his dream of living free and on his own terms out in nature. That’s something the family plans to continue, themselves, as they carry forward Billy’s legacy.
Billy Brown passed away on Feb. 8 after having a seizure at his residence. The “Alaskan Bush People” star had been in poor health in the days leading up to his death. Ultimately, Billy had a bad heart, his condition worsened by the high elevations in which he lived.
Bear Brown on Social Media
While Bear Brown used the special to share some of his memories, social media has also been helpful in keeping his father’s memory alive. Bear has been using Instagram to share photos of his father, including some never-before-seen looks at the Brown patriarch.
“Rest In Peace Da, I love you more than words could ever say, I will miss you always and I look forward to seeing you in heaven when God calls me home!” Bear wrote in one post. “You taught me everything! You taught me how to live! I love you Da, I love you more!”
During another post, Bear reflected on the first time his own son River got to interact with Billy. He was thankful that the two got to meet each other and spend time together.
“I’m glad my Dad got to meet my son, his grandson, I will always remember the twinkle in his eyes when he held him! Hold tight to your loved ones!” Brown wrote. “You never know when it’s the last moment you’ll get with them!”