BEAR Brown shared a sentimental note to fans on his birthday as he celebrates for the first time without his father Billy.
The Alaskan Bush People star lost his father in February after the 68-year-old suffered a seizure in the family’s Washington home.
Bear shared an emotional message on his 34th birthday[/caption]
Bear, now 34, took to Instagram today to share a nostalgic post in regards to his childhood.
The reality star thanked fans for sticking by his family, and noted how much he “misses” his dad Billy.
The TV personality posted a selfie in a tuxedo, and wrote: “Today is my 34th birthday!
“Where dose [sic] the time go? Seems like just yesterday I was a kid running wild in Alaska, hunting, fishing, surviving, but also living and loving life in a world that seems very different from mine today!
Billy said he ‘missed’ his father so much on the special day[/caption]
“Today is the first time in 34 years that my dad won’t be around for my birthday, I miss him so much!” he gushed.
“I wish I could talk with him again, I wish I could give him a hug! This year has been the hardest of my life!” the TV star confessed.
Bear continued: “I appreciate everyone who has stuck with me and with my family! I’m gonna still try to have as much fun today as I can!
“I know that’s what he’d want! Everyday is a blessing, I think too many people forget that! Thank you everyone for your support!!! God bless!!!”
He suffered a seizure[/caption]
Bear confirmed his father’s passing in February with an emotional message on social media.
“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.”
Billy wrote a tribute to his parents on Mother’s Day[/caption]
On Mother’s Day, the ABP star claimed that his mother, Ami, “lost her true love” with Billy’s passing, and has had to take care of the whole family during their mourning period.
Bear has also struggled in his love life over the past couple of years, and in April confirmed he had once again broken up with his baby mama, Raiven after speculation arose that she had cheated on him.
The couple shares a one-year-old son, River, and the young mom recently revealed that she will not be getting back together with her ex in order to “provide a happy home” for her child.
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Alongside a black and white selfie, she wrote: “Before drama occurs I previously didn’t want to make a statement or discuss it online. But bear wants to post online so I will simply say. I am looking for a healthy positive relationship if I am to have one at all and a happy life for our son.
“As a couple, we are unable to provide that for him so it is in River’s best interest we are separated. This will not happen again as I have closed this chapter in my life and have put my focus to providing a happy home.”