Alaskan Bush People celeb Billy Brown died suddenly today at the age of 68. While the family made no secret of Billy Brown’s illness over the past few years, he was seen doing well on the last Alaskan Bush People season.
Alaskan Bush People: Billy Brown Dies After Suffering Seizure
The family asked for privacy after saying they “are heartbroken to announce that our beloved patriarch Billy Brown passed away last night after suffering from a seizure.” While Billy looked as if his illness slowed him down a bit, he was still able to walk around the ranch last season.
The last time Billy Brown came home from the hospital, Ami Brown told the kids he would never recover from his illness. For years Billy believed it was his lungs that failed him. But his most recent diagnosis indicated his illness was heart-related.
Billy suffered bouts when he couldn’t breathe. But after his last hospitalization, he seemed as if he felt better, or at least it appeared that way on camera.
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While it looked as if Billy slowed down from the earlier years of Alaskan Bush People, he still got around okay. So this is a shock for fans who saw him looking good as recent as last season.
Billy even did an Alaskan Bush People episode where he operated a bulldozer on the mountain last season. He took part in building homes for his adult children on the mountain. Two of his sons, Gabe Brown and Noah Brown, decided to build a three-family home so that Billy and Ami Brown could remain near them. They each had their own apartments in the house, with a third section for their parents.
Ami Brown has been the wife of Billy Brown since she was 15-years-old. She followed Billy who’s dream was to live off-grid. He wanted to maintain himself, Ami, and his kids off of just what the earth provided them.
They did this for a while in Alaska, which is how the title Alaskan Bush People originated. But as Billy Brown and Ami Brown got older, the two of them faced serious medical problems. This meant medical treatment, which was far away from their land in Alaska.
Alaskan Bush People – Will Go On
So Billy moved his family to a rural mountain in Washington State, where they farmed the mountain. The family was in the process of building their homes there as well.
Billy Brown carried on with mountain living despite his doctors warning him about the high elevation. They explained it wouldn’t be ideal living conditions where the air is thinner for a man in his condition. His kids did move their parent’s trailer down the mountain so it would get him to a lower elevation in a recent season.
The Alaskan Bush People family released a statement indicating they plan to carry on with Billy’s dream. He wanted nothing more than to be self-sustaining off of what Mother Earth provided. He spent his adult years teaching the skills to his children so someday they too could live this life. The family intends on doing so.
The Alaskan Bush People family asks for your prayers and respect for their privacy at this trying time.
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