Bear Brown Just Dropped Upsetting News About His Future On Alaskan Bush People

Say it ain't so! Alaskan Bush People star Bear Brown revealed he is leaving his family's reality show via Instagram on April 1, 2021. "Due to recent events and things I can't discuss on social media, it's with a heavy heart, I've decided to no longer continue filming for Alaskan Bush People!" he captioned a selfie at the time. "It's been a wild ride! God bless everyone!"

The news of his departure from the show comes after the tragic death of his father, Billy Brown, who died on Feb. 7, 2021, at the mere age of 68. Bear shared the heartbreaking news on Instagram as well as his cause of death, writing, "We are heartbroken to announce that our beloved patriarch Billy Brown passed away last night after suffering from a seizure." He continued, "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." Keep scrolling for more details. 

Bear Brown's fans are torn

Following Bear Brown's shocking announcement, his fans took to the comments expressing how deeply he'll be missed on Alaskan Bush People.  "We will definitely miss you, Bear, but you have to do what's best for you. Much love to you!" one fan commented on his Instagram reveal, while another added, "Take the time for everything and yourself, always listen to your heart and what feels good... I send you and your dearest family lots of love."

However, considering he released his announcement on April Fools Day, several of his followers wondered if his remarks were sincere or just a prank for the holiday. "April fool's joke? ( I hope)," one fan asked as someone else commented, "Bear this better be an April fools joke [crying emojis]." A third chimed in wondering, "Is this a silly attempt at an April Fools joke??? As of this writing, Bear has yet to address the speculation.