ALASKAN Bush People star Bear Brown penned a heartfelt note to his late father Billy Brown ahead of the new season of the Discovery Channel show.
Before the season premiere at 8 pm on September 19th, Bear, 31, shared an emotional message on Instagram.
In the heartfelt snap, Billy can be smiling at the camera while Bear stood next to him.
The reality star mentioned that the "newest season" of the Discovery show "is all about honoring Da."
The Alaskan Bush People star wrote: "I miss every moment of every day!"
He added: "Hold tight to those you love and enjoy every second you have with them."
'OUR BELOVED PATRIARCH'
Back in February, Billy and Ami’s son confirmed his passing on social media.
Bear captioned a photo of his mother and father: "We are heartbroken to announce that our beloved patriarch Billy Brown passed away last night after suffering from a seizure.
"He was our best friend - a wonderful and loving dad, granddad and husband and he will be dearly missed. He lived his life on his terms, off the grid and off the land and taught us to live like that as well.
"We plan to honor his legacy going forward, and to continue with his dream.”
The family also asked for "privacy and prayers" during this difficult time.
'A LOVELY MAN'
Also in February, Billy had died at the age of 68 after suffering a seizure in his Washington home.
Medics had attempted to save him with CPR and called for an emergency helicopter.
A Washington Sheriff’s Office confirmed that a call was made and The Sheriff told The Sun: “Medical requested a helicopter. It doesn’t appear he was transported to the hospital by medical. He passed away at the house.”
The Sheriff added that medics “attempted CPR” on the patriarch.
He continued: “Medics and fire were on the scene a hour and a half before the Sheriff’s Office was called. We respond to all deaths. At this point, nothing suspicious or criminal.”
TLC released in a statement to The Sun: “We are devastated to hear of Billy Brown’s sudden passing.
"He has been part of the Discovery family for years - a trailblazer, a lovely man and most definitely one of a kind. Our heart is with his family and those that knew him and loved him as they deal with this devastating loss.”
The dad of seven shared five sons – Bear, Matt, 36, Bam Bam, 34, Gabe, 29, and Noah, 26 – and two daughters – Bird, 24, and Rain, 16 – with wife Ami.
'FOR THE FIRST TIME'
Recently, Bear revealed he is "on his way" to hold his son for the first time in an Instagram video.
The Discovery star revealed that he "could not be more excited.
"I am on my way to hold my son for the first time. I could not be more excited, this will be so so so awesome."
He added: "I’m on my way right now and within a matter of an hour , I could be holding my son.
"Thank you for sticking with me through everything."
Bear shares his son with his ex, Raiven Adams.
Raiven welcomed their little one in March but the former couple have had a tumultuous legal battle since then.
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