ALASKAN Bush People star Billy Brown’s family screamed “wake up” as the beloved TV patriarch suffered a fatal seizure.
Billy tragically died at the age of 68 after suffering a seizure in the family’s Washington home last Sunday.
In a series of 911 calls exclusively obtained by The Sun, Alaskan Bush People crew members desperately contacted police.
In one call, a female crew member told the 911 operator: “Hi, I have someone not breathing. I need an ambulance like, as soon as possible.”
The crew member then provided the Brown family’s home address.
The woman then said: “I work for them. Mr. Billy Brown is from the Alaskan Bush People, the show, we’re part of the production team. His son just called me. Bear Brown.”
When the operator asked why Bear didn’t call authorities, he said: “He tried calling 911 but he’s saying it’s not going through.
“I could hear them in the background telling him, ‘Wake up!’ Wake up!’”
She then asked: “Can you send someone there as soon as possible?”
In another call, a male crew member called the 911 operator to report Billy’s seizure.
He said of a message he received: “It probably came from his son, that he was having a seizure. It was an audio message through Facebook.”
As The Sun previously reported, a deputy from the Washington Sheriff’s Office arrived at the scene when the medical call resulted in an “unattended death.”
The reporting officer wrote in the report: “I was advised a 68-year-old male was reported to have been in seizure, the male had become unresponsive and had stopped breathing. CPR had been done on the male without success.”
The officer wrote “multiple people” were inside the Washington residence, including family and crew members.
The deputy continued in the report: “I went inside, there were multiple people inside the residence.
"I was informed everyone inside was family, with the exception of three people who were with the production crew and had been on scene from shortly after the medical emergency occurred.”
The reporting officer interviewed his wife Ami, 57, and their son Gabe, 31.
The report read: “I spoke briefly with Amora Brown, wife of the deceased male, Billy Brown.
"I offered condolences for her family's loss, then was able to get her and Billy's information, as well as some basic medical background on Billy.
“I spoke to Gabriel, one of Billy's sons and was able to get Billy's medications to document, I also confirmed the health issues Billy had prior to his passing.”
When the coroner arrived to the scene, the deputy gave the information and prescription medications collected from the family to the coroner.
A spokesperson for the office told The Sun: “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.”
Billy and Ami’s son Bear confirmed the passing on Monday.
He 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 the difficult time.
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.”
Billy had been in and out of the hospital in recent years and was previously told by medical professionals that the high altitude wasn't good for him.
The father of seven decided to defy doctor's orders and continue to live in the mountains with his family.
After returning home from one of his hospital visits, Billy told his family that he'd been having heart problems.
The Browns left Alaska due to the sudden cancer diagnosis of matriarch Ami and relocated closer to California so she could be treated at UCLA Medical Center.
Her cancer is now in remission despite being given just a three percent chance of survival.
The reality star family then purchased a 435-acre property in the North Cascade Mountains of Washington State worth $1.6 million.
Billy was the patriarch of the Alaskan Bush People family.
He is survived by his wife Ami and their children Matt, Bam Bam, Bear, Gabe, Noah, Bird, and Rain.
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