Alaskan Bush People's Bear Brown calls son River 'Little Billy' after late father on tot's first birthday

ALASKAN Bush People's Bear Brown called his son, River, "Little Billy" in a post to commemorate his tot's first birthday.

The sweet nickname is in honor of his late father, Billy, passing unexpectedly last month.



Bear posted snaps of Raiven and him posing with River on his big birthday.

He also shared an adorable snap of the toddler surrounded by balloons and wearing a bow-tie in honor of his special day.

Bear captioned the snap: "Today is my boy’s first Birthday!!! River is officially one year old! I’ve also taken to calling him Little Billy, in honor of Da, I know without a doubt, my Dad would be proud of me!

"I will try my hardest to be as good as a dad as he was! Someone who was always there for me, someone who always had the right answer, no matter how silly, or serious the question, someone who always stood up for what he believed in!

"Someone that helped everyone he came across, someone that cared about people that didn’t care about him! Someone that truly loved life! And believed in God with all his heart! I have large boots to fill! And I will give my all to try to fill them!!!! Happy 1st Birthday River!!!! Daddy loves you!!!"


Billy tragically died at the age of 68 after suffering a seizure in the family’s Washington home on February 7. 

As The Sun exclusively reported, a series of 911 calls were made by Alaskan Bush People crew members after Bear couldn't get through to the dispatcher.

Billy and Ami’s son Bear confirmed the passing on Instagram.


Yesterday, ABP fans were also convinced Bear and Raiven split up again after he snubbed her on International Women's Day.

Rather than praising the mother of his child, yesterday Bear, gushed about his producer, writing: "Happy International Women’s Day!!!

"I get the honor of working with a lot of strong and awesome women!!! So inspiring!!!!!"


Meanwhile, Raiven posted a picture of her growing son on Instagram to celebrate the tot turning one.

She wrote: "In a few short hours I will have a one-year-old. I am so sad and so happy to have a healthy one-year-old. I feel like time has slipped away in a second.

"You make me so very proud and have given me the most wonderful gift of being a mommy. You amaze me every day with how far you have come and how strong you are.

"You are the happiest baby I have ever met always full of smiles. We are so blessed to have such a wonderful son! I hope each year brings you more happiness than the last. Happy birthday River!"

Raiven and Bear previously split before River was born.

She even filed a restraining order against her baby daddy, accusing him of threatening her and drug use, but the order was later dropped.

Raiven alleged he would use a firearm as "intimidation" and told her "gun laws didn't apply to him," according to court papers first obtained by The Blast in February 2020.

She claimed he made threats of retaliation if she were to ever go public with the information and alleged he started exhibiting "erratic" and "abusive" behavior fueled by the drug "cocaine" while they were dating.

The pair reunited last September when Raiven and River went to visit Bear after their vicious custody battle over their son.

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