Ami Brown is the matriarch of the Brown family, famous for their docu-drama reality tv series, Alaskan Bush People. The show follows the family as they live off the grid in Alaska. In the most recent season, the Brown's moved to Washington after Ami’s cancer diagnosis. She will require CAT scans and medical tests not readily available in the Alaskan wilderness.
At the time, Billy Brown told Monsters and Critics : “The doctors were quite emphatic that we couldn’t go back there, it was just too hard to get her to…to set up something she would need if something happened, and we also have to go in every three months now to get CAT scans and CT scans.”
Despite being given a three percent chance of survival, she is now in remission.
Ami faced a tragedy earlier this year when her niece died in a horrific incident. On May 1, 2020, Amber Branson passed away after “lighting herself on fire” following years of mental health problems.
Ami’s brother Les Branson exclusively told The Sun that police responded to a call of a woman lying face down in the front yard of the home she shared with her partner. Les claimed: “When police arrived on the scene, they found Amber with severe burns over 90 percent of her body. She told the police that her injuries were self-inflicted. When questioned why, she said it was a ‘faith test.’
Ami has been estranged from her family since she married husband Billy as a teen and moved to Alaska from her native state. At the time, Les told The Sun of their estrangement: “We have not heard a word. I haven’t tried to contact her. I want Ami to have a happy life. I don’t want to put pressure on her.”
Speaking again to The Sun on July 20, 2020, Les Brown has now revealed that Ami Brown’s estranged brother Rene has just “days to live” in his cancer battle.
Rene is in the battle for his life with renal cell carcinoma, which is a form of kidney cancer. Rene removed his left kidney in an attempt to slow the spread and even go into remission but unfortunately, cancer spread to his adrenal glands in September 2019. Les told The Sun: “Sadly my brother Rene is dying. He is at home with us and hospice comes once a day to see him. He is on pain medication and in a semi-comatose state.”
“He isn't expected to live much longer. He has slowly deteriorated. In the last week or two, he slowed down considerably. He has a few days to live, we think.” He continued: "We lost my mom a year and a half ago. My niece Amber's death will haunt me the rest of my life because of how tragic it was. Now her father is about to pass.
Les said he will not reach out to Ami regarding their brother Rene.