“Alaskan Bush People” star Billy Brown died of a seizure on the night of Feb. 7, and now his wife Ami Brown is breaking her silence on her husband’s death.
Ami Brown Thanks Well Wishers
Through her son Bear’s private Instagram account, Ami spoke out about her late husband’s passing. She asked Bear to personally thank everyone who had offered support during this difficult time. She noted that they have received condolences from across the globe. It means a lot to them, Bear said, and the family sends a reminder to tell those closest to you how much you love them.
“You never know when you might not get the chance again!” Bear added. “Also I would like to give my condolences to everyone who has lost a loved one! God bless!!!”
Ami reportedly spoke to police in the wake of her husband’s death this month. Law enforcement apparently wanted to interview her about her husband’s seizure and his health track record. The police also spoke to the couple’s son, Gabe Brown, 31.
Billy Brown Had a History of Health Problems
Billy’s health was declining in the weeks leading up to his death, and he reportedly ignored doctors’ orders that he move to a lower altitude.
Billy had been to the hospital multiple times in recent years for difficulty breathing. Doctors told him that was due to a problem with his heart rather than his lungs. They recommended he leave the mountaintop where he had parked his trailer because the high altitude was bad for his health.
But Billy insisted on staying where he was. So one night, while Billy was still in the hospital, his kids moved his trailer a little further down the mountain, per The Sun. They hoped the lower spot would give Billy a greater chance at survival.
It was reportedly Billy’s son Bear who discovered him not breathing, and a crew member for “Alaskan Bush People” called 911. Bear announced his father’s death on Instagram on Monday, Feb. 8.
“He was our best friend – a wonderful and loving dad, granddad, and husband,” Bear wrote. “And he will be dearly missed.”