Now that Alaskan Bush People is back for season 13, we fans of the show have been finding out more and more about the final days of patriarch Billy Brown.
The official Instagram account for the show posted a new clip on Sunday evening showing Snowbird and Rain Brown talking about the health of their late father.
“I know he’s been having a hard time breathing,” Snowbird tells her younger sister through tears. “I know that’s hard for him because it’s harder up here. Which is why he’s having to stay down, which I know kills him. He hates it.”
The 26-year-old daughter of Billy and Ami Brown also discusses her father’s view on going to the doctor in his final days. Despite her best efforts to convince him to continue going to the doctor, Billy Brown refused.
“Da’s health has definitely been up and down. I’m more worried about him right now, though,” she says in the clip. “I’ve been trying to talk to him about going back to the doctor but there’s nothing that they can do. He’s been before and he just doesn’t want to go to the doctor anymore. He just wants to be at home and be with everybody.”
‘Alaskan Bush People’ Star Rain Brown Also Talks About Her Late Father
Like her older sister, 18-year old Rain Brown also spoke about her father in the newest episode of Alaskan Bush People. She went into detail about how hard it was to be away from him while they worked on the ranch.
“I know even like he’s told me and he’s told us — ’cause I’ve talked to him and I’m like, ‘I should just stay down here with you.’ ‘Cause, it’s hard to be away from him. It’s hard to be working up here when he feels so bad down the mountain.”
In the end, however, Billy Brown probably knew that his time was coming to an end. There is no doubt that he wishes his children could have been by his side in his final days, but he told them it was more important to keep the family legacy going strong.
“But he’s always saying, ‘No. That’s where y’all need to be. You need to be fixing it. You need to get the house ready. You need to fix your port.’ You know, things like that…I know the most important thing to us right now is dad’s health, but the most important thing to dad is keeping the ranch going.”