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‘Alaskan Bush People’ star Billy Brown dead at 68

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'Alaskan Bush People' star Billy Brown dead at 68

Billy Brown, the patriarch on the Discovery reality series “Alaskan Bush People,” died Sunday at age 68.

He passed away following a seizure, according to a private Instagram by his son, Bear Brown, according to People magazine.

“We are heartbroken to announce that our beloved patriarch Billy Brown passed away last night after suffering from a seizure,” Bear wrote. “He was our best friend — a wonderful and loving dad, granddad and husband and he will be dearly missed.”

In a public Instagram post, Bear’s sister Rain — who also goes by Rainy — left a touching tribute to their father.

“I lost a true friend. Not forever, but only in this world,” she wrote. “Please hold my family in your thoughts and prayers, especially my mother. Please hold your family tight for me. Words cannot express how wonderful he was and is. But I will say, the closest thing to an angel I’ve ever known. God bless you da I love and miss you dearly. You will always be my hero. God bless everyone.”

The show’s official Twitter account also acknowledged his “sudden passing,” calling him “a trailblazer, a lovely man, and most definitely one of a kind.”

The reality series, which premiered in 2014, follows the growing Brown family — including parents Billy and Ami, plus their children, Matt, Bam Bam, Bear, Gabe, Noah, Snowbird and Rainy — who live off-the-grid and “deep in the wilderness,” according to the show’s official description.

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Billie Eilish reveals what makes her ‘wanna jump off a cliff’

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Billie Eilish’s biggest fear is being a “Bad Guy” to her fans.

“I wanted to be the artist that I would want to be a fan of,” Eilish, 19, revealed on the “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” Tuesday night. “The idea that somebody could meet me and have a bad experience makes me wanna jump off a cliff, like, seriously. I want everyone that I come in contact with to feel completely just the highest high that they could possibly feel.”

The alt-pop princess, whose documentary, “Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry” premieres on Apple TV+ Friday, also reflected on her year in quarantine after canceling her “Where Do We Go?” world tour after just three shows last March. 

“It felt, um, the same as it felt for everybody else. It was so weird,” said Eilish. “Like, none of the year went at all the way I thought [it would], and … I really think that’s for everyone, obviously. I think I’m just glad that I had the year before that to really have a moment.”

But the five-time Grammy winner found a silver lining on lockdown.

“The year sucked, and if I could go back and change it, I would, but at the same time, I’ve gotten more time off than I’ve ever ever ever ever had,” said Eilish. “And of course I think that goes for everyone. But that was true for me after two weeks of it. Two weeks already at the beginning of quarantine was the most time I had off in, like, four years.”

Eilish also found the creative space to make the much-anticipated follow-up to her debut album, 2019’s “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?”

“I just don’t think I would have made the same album or even the album at all if it weren’t for COVID,” she said. “That doesn’t mean it’s, like, about COVID at all. It’s just that when things are different in your life, you’re different. It’s just how it is. I have to thank COVID for that — and that’s about it.”

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Boy’s ‘brain-eating worm’ turns out to be embarrassing moment for mom

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Here’s hoping the lesson will stick in Ashton’s head in the future.

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Harry Shearer no longer voicing black ‘Simpsons’ character

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Another white “Simpsons” voice actor has stepped down from lending his pipes to a character of color. 

According to The Wrap, Harry Shearer, who is white, will no longer voice the black character Dr. Hibbert. He’ll be replaced by Kevin Michael Richardson (“Bless the Harts”) in next Sunday’s episode, “Wad Goals.”

Shearer has voiced Springfield’s most skilled doctor — in contrast to Hank Azaria’s incompetent Dr. Nick — since 1990. He also voices Ned Flanders and Principal Skinner, among other characters, and Fox confirmed to The Post that he will continue voicing the other roles.

He joins Azaria, who last year announced that he’d no longer voice the Indian character Apu — in part after a 2017 documentary, “The Problem with Apu,” brought attention to the subject. Azaria still voices a wide range of characters on the show, such as Moe and Chief Wiggum.

“The Simpsons” is far from the only animated series to address this topic in recent months.

After the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement over the summer of 2020 following the killing of George Floyd, “Family Guy” actor Mike Henry, who is white, announced that he was stepping down from voicing the black character Cleveland. Arif Zahir has since taken over that role.

On Netflix’s “Big Mouth,” Jenny Slate stepped down from voicing Missy — Ayo Edebiri has since taken over the role — and Apple TV+ series “Central Park” re-cast bi-racial character Molly, who was originally voiced by Kristen Bell and is now done by “Umbrella Academy” star Emmy Raver-Lampman.

“The Simpsons” is currently in Season 32, airing Sundays at 8 p.m. on Fox.

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