‘Alaskan Bush People’: Bird Brown Opened Up About What She’ll ‘Miss the Most’ About Father Billy in Tribute Special

by Matthew Wilson

“Alaskan Bush People” star Bird Brown mourns her late father Billy Brown during the TV show’s memorial episode for the Brown patriarch. The hit reality show held a very special episode to remember its star after Billy passed away.

During “The Legacy of Billy Brown,” Billy Brown’s children gathered in front of the camera to share memories and favorite moments of their father. For Bird Brown, she will always remember her father’s gift as a storyteller. Billy Brown would gather the family together and read to them. These memories have been on Bird’s mind lately. She said her father sat her and her siblings down to share stories from his childhood.

“[He] would always tell stories even if it was about his childhood or things that he had written for us,” she said during the special. She and her siblings would listen to Brown, hanging on his every word. Billy Brown apparently had a gift for storytelling. In addition to starring in “Alaskan Bush People,” he was also a published author.

Bird Brown said she can “still hear his voice reading.”

Billy Brown passed away on Feb. 8, devastating his family and fans of the show. The reality star had a seizure while at home at his mountainside residence. It’s a reality that the Brown family had been preparing for, for weeks. Brown had been in poor health in the weeks leading up to his death. The Brown patriarch had a bad heart, which caused difficulties breathing.

Bird Brown’s Siblings Share Their Memories

During the special, some of Bird Brown’s siblings also shared their favorite moments. For Bear Brown, he will always cherish the times he got to go outside and hunt with his father.

“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. “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, Noah Brown promised that the family would continue to honor their father’s dream. The Brown family plans to continue Billy’s legacy of living free and embracing the outdoors. They’ll carry the late reality star’s memory into the future generations of the Brown clan.