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Tragic Loss Strikes “Sister Wives” Family: What Happened to Garrison Brown

In a heartbreaking turn of events, the Brown family from TLC’s “Sister Wives” is grappling with the devastating loss of 25-year-old Garrison Brown. The son of family patriarch Kody Brown and Janelle Brown, Garrison’s untimely death has sent shockwaves through their tight-knit community. The family is now left to mourn and seek solace after the apparent suicide of a beloved member.

Garrison Brown, who had been part of the reality series since its debut in 2010, was found dead on March 5 at his home in Flagstaff, Arizona. The Flagstaff Police Department responded to a call reporting a death, and upon arrival, discovered Garrison had succumbed to a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His younger brother, Gabriel, was the one who made the grim discovery and promptly notified the authorities.

Janelle and Kody Brown, who had been navigating the complexities of their own separation announced in December 2022, released a joint statement on Instagram, expressing their deep sorrow. “Kody and I are deeply saddened to announce the loss of our beautiful boy Robert Garrison Brown. 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.”

Garrison’s journey unfolded on the reality show, where viewers witnessed his growth from childhood to adulthood. Born into a polygamous family, Garrison was one of six children from Janelle and Kody’s union. The family dynamics, especially amid the challenges posed by Kody’s multiple marriages, played out on television.

Tensions within the Brown family escalated during the COVID-19 pandemic, with Kody implementing strict rules that caused friction, particularly with Garrison and his younger brother, Gabriel. Their strained relationship with their father was highlighted on the show, with the pandemic serving as a catalyst for further discord.

Garrison, who had initially expressed interest in joining the Army, ultimately became a member of the National Guard. In 2021, amid the pandemic’s upheaval, he took a significant step by purchasing his own home in Arizona, signaling a degree of independence.

The circumstances surrounding Garrison’s death have prompted an ongoing police investigation, though authorities have indicated that no foul play is suspected. The Flagstaff Police Department is diligently examining the details surrounding the tragedy.

The TLC network, on which “Sister Wives” airs, expressed profound grief in a statement: “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.”

As the Brown family and fans of “Sister Wives” grapple with the aftermath of Garrison’s passing, the focus now shifts to providing support and honoring the memory of the young man who played a significant role in the family’s journey documented on the reality series. The loss of Garrison Brown serves as a poignant reminder of the complex realities faced by families in the public eye and the profound impact such tragedies can have on those left behind.