Janelle and Kody Brown speak out after son Garrison's tragic death at 25

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By Nasima Khatun

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Sister Wives stars Janelle and Kody Brown have spoken out after their son's tragic death.

On March 5, it was reported that Robert Garrison Brown, who went by his middle name, had passed away aged 25 after he was found dead at his home in Flagstaff, Arizona.

His brother, Gabriel Brown, reportedly entered the home and called Flagstaff Police Department upon finding Garrison's body, which had suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

As per NBC News, no foul play is suspected and an investigation into the incident is underway.

Taking to Instagram on the same day, Garrison's mother Janelle, and his father Kody, decided to post a joint statement addressing the death of their son alongside two photos of him.

"Kody and I are deeply saddened to announce the loss of our beautiful boy Robert Garrison Brown," the 54-year-old wrote in a joint statement with her husband. "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."

"We ask that you please respect our privacy and join us in honoring his memory," the statement added.

Kody posted an almost identical post on his account.

TLC, which is the network that hosted Sister Wives for 18 seasons, also released a statement in the wake of the tragic news.

"We are devastated to hear of the tragic loss of Garrison Brown. We extend our deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to the Brown family at this difficult time," they said.

Meanwhile, fans have taken to the star's Instagram to leave heartfelt tributes.

"Garrison - It was an honor watching you grow up on TV. So many strangers loved you so much and are heartbroken today," wrote one Instagrammer while another added: "I have never cried over someone I don’t know on reality tv. Today, I bawled my eyes out. You were meant for such big things Garrison. As someone who lost her brother a couple years ago, my heart absolutely aches for all of the siblings. I am so sorry you felt so hopeless. Please help Gabe get through this."

A third also stated: "RIP Garrison, you had such a beautiful soul. I never thought I could be so sad over someone I’ve never even met before but I feel that’s the impact you’ve left on a lot of us."

It comes after it was revealed during the latest season that Garrison had been going through a difficult time with his family and eventually decided to move out of the home in 2021.

As per a report by Us Weekly, the late 25-year-old reportedly fell out with his father over the strict COVID-19 restrictions Kody was enforcing with his large family.

The rift between Kody and sons Garrison and Gabriel allegedly worsened when Kody demanded that they apologize if they wanted to continue a relationship with him.

"Me and Garrison are at odds with my dad, because when we expressed our discontent at how things were going with COVID, I was met with just a wall," Gabriel said during season 18 of Sister Wives, which was filmed in early 2022. "There was no line of dialogue. I think that that is what really drove the wedge between us."

At the time, Janelle said she was "worried" about Gabriel and Garrison’s "mental health."

"Gabriel feels everything very, very deeply. But he’s also the kid who doesn’t say anything," she said at the time. "And Garrison just seems angry or sadder, like, he’s not as happy-go-lucky as he used to be."

Janelle Brown and Kody Brown
Janelle Brown and Kody Brown have requested "privacy" while they deal with the death of their son who passed away March 5. Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty/AEG Live

In December 2023, it was re-confirmed that the three had still not found a middle ground and this also had an impact on Janelle's and Kody's marriage alongside other factors.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Brown family during this difficult time.

If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org
Featured Image Credit: Gabe Ginsberg/FilmMagic/Getty

Janelle and Kody Brown speak out after son Garrison's tragic death at 25

vt-author-image

By Nasima Khatun

Article saved!Article saved!

Warning: This article contains details that some readers may find distressing.

Sister Wives stars Janelle and Kody Brown have spoken out after their son's tragic death.

On March 5, it was reported that Robert Garrison Brown, who went by his middle name, had passed away aged 25 after he was found dead at his home in Flagstaff, Arizona.

His brother, Gabriel Brown, reportedly entered the home and called Flagstaff Police Department upon finding Garrison's body, which had suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

As per NBC News, no foul play is suspected and an investigation into the incident is underway.

Taking to Instagram on the same day, Garrison's mother Janelle, and his father Kody, decided to post a joint statement addressing the death of their son alongside two photos of him.

"Kody and I are deeply saddened to announce the loss of our beautiful boy Robert Garrison Brown," the 54-year-old wrote in a joint statement with her husband. "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."

"We ask that you please respect our privacy and join us in honoring his memory," the statement added.

Kody posted an almost identical post on his account.

TLC, which is the network that hosted Sister Wives for 18 seasons, also released a statement in the wake of the tragic news.

"We are devastated to hear of the tragic loss of Garrison Brown. We extend our deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to the Brown family at this difficult time," they said.

Meanwhile, fans have taken to the star's Instagram to leave heartfelt tributes.

"Garrison - It was an honor watching you grow up on TV. So many strangers loved you so much and are heartbroken today," wrote one Instagrammer while another added: "I have never cried over someone I don’t know on reality tv. Today, I bawled my eyes out. You were meant for such big things Garrison. As someone who lost her brother a couple years ago, my heart absolutely aches for all of the siblings. I am so sorry you felt so hopeless. Please help Gabe get through this."

A third also stated: "RIP Garrison, you had such a beautiful soul. I never thought I could be so sad over someone I’ve never even met before but I feel that’s the impact you’ve left on a lot of us."

It comes after it was revealed during the latest season that Garrison had been going through a difficult time with his family and eventually decided to move out of the home in 2021.

As per a report by Us Weekly, the late 25-year-old reportedly fell out with his father over the strict COVID-19 restrictions Kody was enforcing with his large family.

The rift between Kody and sons Garrison and Gabriel allegedly worsened when Kody demanded that they apologize if they wanted to continue a relationship with him.

"Me and Garrison are at odds with my dad, because when we expressed our discontent at how things were going with COVID, I was met with just a wall," Gabriel said during season 18 of Sister Wives, which was filmed in early 2022. "There was no line of dialogue. I think that that is what really drove the wedge between us."

At the time, Janelle said she was "worried" about Gabriel and Garrison’s "mental health."

"Gabriel feels everything very, very deeply. But he’s also the kid who doesn’t say anything," she said at the time. "And Garrison just seems angry or sadder, like, he’s not as happy-go-lucky as he used to be."

Janelle Brown and Kody Brown
Janelle Brown and Kody Brown have requested "privacy" while they deal with the death of their son who passed away March 5. Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty/AEG Live

In December 2023, it was re-confirmed that the three had still not found a middle ground and this also had an impact on Janelle's and Kody's marriage alongside other factors.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Brown family during this difficult time.

If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org
Featured Image Credit: Gabe Ginsberg/FilmMagic/Getty