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Following the tragic death of Garrison Brown, a funeral took place this week and the young man was finally laird to rest.

While Garrison’s family have released statements about his passing, information about how they planned to honor his life was kept private until well after the service.

Here’s what we know so far.

Garrison during an episode of ‘Sister Wives’ (TLC/Youtube)

How Did Garrison Brown From Sister Wives Die?

Garrison Brown, son of Sister Wives stars Janelle and Kody Brown, died from suicide on March 5, 2024.

Lieutenant Charles M. Hernandez II of the Flagstaff, Arizona Police Department confirmed the cause of death to People Magazine.

“On 03/05/2024 Flagstaff Police officers responded to a report of a death inside a home.” The FPD confirmed that Garrison’s brother Gabriel, 22, “discovered Mr. Brown deceased” in an apparent suicide, suffering a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The heartbreaking news was confirmed by his parents with messages on social media, as well as tributes from his siblings. Even Meri Brown, one of Kody’s ex-wives, posted a tribute to Garrison after the news broke.

Kody Brown here on Sister Wives
Kody Brown, Garrison’s . (TLC)

Kody Brown on Garrison’s Death

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

This was the message that Kody posted to his Instagram the day the news broke of his son’s death. The message was a carbon copy of his ex-wife Janelle’s, which continued:

“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.”

Kody has not made any further statement or posted anything additional about his son since.

Sadly, it sounds like Kody and Garrison were not able to to repair their relationship before his passing. In his final text message to family, Garrison alluded to his rift with his family, a message that concerned his mother greatly.


That text prompted her to ask her other children to check on him, which is how Garrison’s brother, Gabriel, sadly came to find his brother dead at his home in Arizona.

Every detail about this story is tragic, to say the least.

Funeral Plans: What We Know

According to an Instagram post shared this week by Garrison’s cousin, Emma, the funeral took place back on Match 9… four days after the Sister Wives star committed suicide in Flagstaff, Arizona.

We’re told the whole family was there together for the service and to say goodbye properly.

“dear robert, i had to dress up for your funeral today and this is everything i wish you could’ve heard before i had to say goodbye,” Emma wrote in the caption alongside photos of her cousin, adding:

“i don’t even own a picture of you without your contagious smile. i don’t know if i have the right words to say i’ll miss you.

“i wish i was able to give you a hug and tell you how much you were loved. you were human, you had flaws but never once did i doubt the friendship we had.”

The fact that the family kept the ceremony under wraps was a bit surprising to those in their inner circle.

A source that spoke with The Sun before the service claimed that the Browns “don’t lay people to rest quietly. It’s always a big beautiful celebration nine times out of 10.”

Garrison talks to the cameras during an episode of ‘Sister Wives’ (TLC/Youtube)

With that in mind, and given that Garrison is so beloved by his parents and siblings, the family source insists that funeral will “definitely be something.” Additionally, the source added:

“I just really hope they all come together and do it well.”

So do we. It’s a time for healing and that’s all we can hope for the family.