Alaskan Bush People’s Matt Brown breaks down over death of baby bird just months after tragically losing dad Billy

ALASKAN Bush People’s Matt Brown got choked up after the death of a baby bird.

The new loss comes just months after his father, Billy, died at the age of 68.


Matt fought back tears as he explained: "I have some sad news. One of the baby birds passed away last night. The house had gotten kind of cold, and it crawled out of its nest in the middle of the night.

"And it got really cold, and it was really stiff and cold when I found it. I tried to warm it up and feed it, and it passed away. The other two are okay.

"They were really cold too. I got them warm and fed. It's going to be okay. It's just said. I pick myself back up…"

Matt later shared a video of him digging a grave and burying the baby animal.


In April, Matt shared a video taken in the woods at night, revealing: "Everybody's told me that other people's secrets aren't mine to tell, but they're destroying me, and they've been destroying me for a long time.

"I'm cold, and I don't have any money. And I hardly have anything to eat."

He went on that producers initially pitched Alaskan Bush People based on the late family patriarch Billy's book, which described how they lived by candlelight.

When production began on the show, producers wanted the family to act as though that was how they lived, but Matt admitted they actually had modern amenities like a generator, a television and a box of movies.


In the video titled, The Truth, Matt also detailed how he got into alcoholism and had an affair with a married woman, which he described as wrong.

When he went to Betty Ford rehab to try and get sober, he said he learned the root of his problem was lying about his life on the show.

Matt said: "I loved filming the show, but I didn't like lying about the way I live and the way things are in life."

He also said of his finances: "We made a lot of money off the show, and because my dad controlled everything, all the money went to him… I didn't have any money or anything. My dad kept that all."

A rep for Alaskan Bush People did not immediately respond to The Sun's request for comment. 

Earlier this year, Matt shared the passing of his father, Billy, at the age of 68, after suffering a seizure in the family’s Washington home.

He said of the loss: "He was at home. He was with his family, and it's like he would have wanted it. The truth is it hit me hard. I'm fortunate, though.

"I'm very lucky. Before he passed, I knew that his health problems were getting worse. And I had the hindsight to be able to reconcile with him and find closure with him before he passed.

"Now that he has, I feel good in my heart. I knew that I took the opportunity to do the right thing…"

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