Garrison Brown's Best Friend Demands 'Sister Wives Cancellation Following His Passing

Exploring the aftermath of tragedy within a reality TV family.

by Nouman Rasool
Garrison Brown's Best Friend Demands 'Sister Wives Cancellation Following His Passing
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In an emotionally charged plea, Bryson Cook, a long-time friend of Robert Garrison Brown, has called for the cancellation of the reality TV series "Sister Wives," following the tragic death of his friend. Cook shared his feelings in a heartfelt Instagram post on March 11, just a day before Garrison, a former participant of the "Sister Wives" show and son of Kody Brown and Janelle Brown, was to be mourned at his funeral.

Cook's post painted a picture of a deep and meaningful friendship with Garrison, reminiscing about promises of lifelong support, shared dreams, and candid conversations. He spoke of the void Garrison's departure has left, expressing anger and sadness over his sudden loss.

"I'm mad at you, Robert, I'm mad you left without talking to me one last time. I KNOW I'll get to see you again and we can hug it out then, but for now, I'm angry," Cook wrote, ending his message with a poignant note of missing his friend and a stark hashtag: "#cancelsisterwives."

Mental Health Advocacy

This outcry comes amidst a broader conversation about mental health initiated by Garrison's sister, Madison Brown Bush.

In a video posted on Instagram on March 18, Madison emphasized the significance of mental health awareness and vowed to champion the cause relentlessly. Madison clarified that Garrison's struggles were not born out of bullying or lack of love but were tied to deeper mental health issues.

Garrison Brown was found deceased in his Flagstaff, Arizona, home on March 5, at the tender age of 25. While the official cause of death has yet to be disclosed, early reports from the police suggest a suicide. His passing has sparked discussions on mental health, particularly in the context of reality TV's impact on its participants.

Survived by his siblings Logan, Hunter, Gabriel, Savannah, and 12 half-siblings from his father's other relationships, Garrison's death has left a profound impact on his family, friends, and fans. As the "Sister Wives" community and its viewers grapple with this loss, the calls for the show's cancellation and a heightened focus on mental health continue to resonate, underscoring the need for compassion and understanding in the face of personal tragedy.