‘Dog the Bounty Hunter’ Duane Chapman reveals wife Beth Chapman’s final words
Last Modified: Jun 27, 2019
Dog the Bounty Hunter’s Duane Chapman was by wife Beth Chapman’s side during the final moments of her life before she was placed in a medically-induced coma,
“When she had an attack, I didn’t know anything to do but to say, ‘In Jesus name,’ and hold her. And when I said, ‘In Jesus name,’ she said, ‘Say it again, say it again. And then she told the girls and everybody with her mouth — she came out of it a couple times — and said, ‘I love you. Are you guys alright? Don’t worry.’ But she never accepted [death].”
Beth Chapman passed away on Wednesday, June 26 at a Honolulu hospital, days after being placed in a medically-induced coma.
The reality star has been very open about her diagnosis, struggles, and treatment with cancer. In 2017 she had announced that she'd been diagnosed with stage II throat cancer. Following treatment, Beth Chapman was free of cancer by December 2017, which she had happily announced on social media.
But cancer had returned in November 2018 for which she underwent aggressive chemo and fought valiantly to maintain normalcy in her life. Last month in May 2019 Chapman had revealed that she had stopped chemotherapy. Her husband of 13 years tweeted his goodbye,
Seven months, on June 22, into her second bout with cancer, Beth was rushed to the hospital in Hawaii after suffering severe pain. Talking about his late wife Duane Chapman shared,
“Her way was to live. She wanted to live so bad and she fought so long. She liked life, but she wanted to show people how to beat it and what to do when it got to her. It’s one of the last thing she said: ‘This is a test of faith.’ She had faith, and that was it. There’s things you go through when you’re doing, you go through all these steps. The last step when you’re dying is to accept it, and she said to me the other day, ‘That last step, I ain’t taking.'”
He also recalled,
“It’s just incredible when you walk alone in the bedroom and she was JUST there two days ago. I hope to God there is a God. I have tried to be godly. I’ve trained myself [to think], ‘What would Jesus do?’ And I hope I’m not just talking to myself. I hope there is a God, and if there is, I’m gonna see my honey again.”
The Chapman family
Duane Chapman has 13 children including one adopted daughter and had been married five times. With Beth Chapman, he has two children – daughter Bonnie Chapman (born 1998) and son Gary Chapman (born Feb 2001).
After marrying Beth Smith in May 2009, he also adopted her daughter, Cecily Barmore-Chapman (born 1993) and helped track her son Dominic Davis, who was born in 1985 when she was a teenager.