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Sister Wives star Janelle Brown’s son Bad News

Garrison Brown, whose family is at the center of the long-running TLC reality series Sister Wives, was found dead at 25.

His mother, Janelle Brown, and his estranged father, Kody Brown, posted similar messages on their social media.

“Kody and I are deeply saddened to announce the loss of our beautiful boy Robert Garrison Brown,” the statement by Janelle read.

“He was a bright spot in the lives of all who knew him. His loss will leave such a big hole in our lives that it takes our breath away.”

It went on: “We ask that you please respect our privacy and join us in honoring his memory.”

Flagstaff Police said that Garrison died “as a result of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound,” as reported by Variety.

His deceased body was discovered by his brother Gabriel, 22, after Janelle asked her children if anyone could check on Garrison since he stopped responding to her messages. Prior to his suicide, Garrison was sending “troubling” messages to some of his friends.

 

According to TMZ, Janelle revealed to the police that “Garrison had texted a group of people that the Brown family works with [presumably from their show].”

In one of the messages, he allegedly stated: “I want to hate you for sharing the good times. But I can’t. I miss these days.”

When Janelle got a word about these messages, she texted Garrison directly. The two had a brief conversation but he then stopped responding.

Those who knew Garrison could witness his troubles. Some of his friends even spoke of him as of not a happy man.

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According to TMZ, his roommates heard a pop on Monday night but they had no idea it could be a gunshot. They, however, didn’t check on him.

They said they were aware he was having troubles with alcohol abuse as well as problems with his ex-girlfriend. He was said to be battling depression, too.

Garrison was part of the show Sister Wives, which features the lives of his father and his four wives and many children, from the start. At the time the show first aired in 2010, he was just 12 years old.

His parents were together for thirty years, with Janelle becoming Kody’s second wife, but they split in 2022. They had six children together.

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Last year, Kody opened up about his recently estranged relationship with his eldest son.

“I haven’t been in touch with Gabriel and Garrison for quite a while,” he shared at the time.

“I’m pretty sad that I’m not close [to them] anymore. There was just so many things in our lives that we did that were rich together, you know, just special experiences.”

He went on: “I think and hope that in time we’ll just get over this and that we’ll be safe being back around each other.

“Right now, there’s not really an open door with Gabe and Garrison. They’re they’re not willing to engage me.”

We are so very sorry for this loss.

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