In times of grief, most families gather together to support one another and mourn the loss of a loved one. That has been the case for the family made famous by the reality television series “Alaskan Bush People.”
Billy Brown, the patriarch of the family died on Feb. 7, at the age of 68. His cause of death was a seizure. As fans of the show already know, Billy and his wife, Ami, share seven children. According to The Sun, the names and ages of the children are: 36-year-old Matt; 34-year-old Bam Bam; 31-year-old Bear; 29-year-old Gabe; 26-year-old Noah; 24-year-old Bird; and 16-year-old Rain.
Billy and Ami gave their seven children very unique names. According to Wikipedia.com, the children’s given full names are: Matthew William Brown; Joshua Bam Bam Brown; Solomon Isaiah Freedom Brown; Gabriel Starbuck Brown; Noah Darkcloud Brown; Amora Jean Snowbird Brown; and Merry Christmas Kathryn Raindrop Brown.
The patriarch and matriarch of “Alaskan Bush People” reportedly had their seven children over a 20-year period. The oldest of Billy Brown and Ami Brown’s children, Matthew William Brown, was born Sept. 7, 1982. The youngest, Merry Christmas Kathryn Raindrop Brown, was born on Nov. 23, 2002.
Special Episode of ‘Alaskan Bush People’ Airs in Tribute of Billy Brown
On Feb. 28, a special episode of “Alaskan Bush People” aired in tribute to Billy Brown. And, unsurprisingly, his children played a key role in that tribute. According to PopCulture.com, the episode was called “The Legacy of Billy Brown.” In addition to footage of the late Billy that had never been seen by the public, Billy and Ami’s children talked candidly about what their father meant to them.
Spending time with his father in the great outdoors is something 31-year-old Bear will miss.
“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 reportedly said during the tribute episode. “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.”
Snowbird said she will miss the stories her father shared with his family. According to Popculture.com, she said her father “would always tell stories even if it was about his childhood or things that he had written for us.” And, she has very vivid memories of these many moments with him. In fact, Snowbird reportedly said she can “still hear his voice reading.”
According to The Sun, in the days after his death Billy Brown’s daughter Rain shared a message about her father on social media.
“I lost a true friend. Not forever, but only in this world. Please hold my family in your thoughts and prayers, especially my mother. Please hold your family tight for me. Words cannot express how wonderful he was and is. But I will say, the closest thing to an angel I’ve ever known.”