Billy Brown, the patriarch of the reality TV series Discovery "Alaskan Bush People», Died Sunday at 68 years old.
He died of a seizure, according to a private Instagram from his son, Bear Brown, according to People magazine.
“We are sorry to announce that our beloved Patriarch Billy Brown passed away last night after suffering from a seizure,” Bear wrote. “He was our best friend - a wonderful and loving father, grandfather and husband and he will be dearly missed.
In a public Instagram post, Bear's sister Rain - who also goes by Rainy - left a moving tribute to their father.
“I lost a true friend. Not forever, but only in this world, ”she wrote. “Please keep my family in your thoughts and prayers, especially my mother. Please embrace your family for me. Words cannot express how wonderful he was and is. But I'll say, the closest thing to an angel I've ever known. God bless you da I love and miss you very much. You will always be my hero. God bless everyone. "
The show's official Twitter account also recognized his "sudden passing," calling him "a pioneer, a lovable man and most certainly one of a kind."
The reality TV series, which premiered in 2014, follows the growing Brown family - including parents Billy and Ami, as well as their children, Matt, Bam Bam, Bear, Gabe, Noah, Snowbird and Rainy - who live out of the country. network and in the desert, ”according to the official description of the show.