The reality star passed away at the age of 51 after succumbing to stage II cancer this Wednesday. RIP, Beth!
The famous television personality suffered a major loss after his wife Beth Chapman, 51, succumbed to throat cancer. Her husband and star of Dog the Bounty Hunter wrote a heartbreakingly sweet Twitter post informing people of her passing. Breaking millions of hearts, he wrote: It’s 5:32 in Hawaii, this is the time she would wake up to go hike Koko Head mountain her husband Duane “Dog” Chapman tweeted Wednesday. Only today, she hiked the stairway to heaven. We all love you, Beth. See you on the other side.
Beth's presence on the show was one that people could not ignore and slowly but surely warmed everyone's heart. Yesterday, Duane the Dog Chapman posted a video on his Twitter account celebrating his late wife's love for music and dance. In the clip, Beth is seen shaking her leg and singing along to a popular Bruno Mars song, Perm.
Reminiscing her happy days, Duane wrote: People have asked me.. What is something fans do not know about Beth... Here you go. It's definitely heartwarming to see his late beloved wife letting herself loose in an almost vacant restaurant alongside daughter Cecily B Chapman. Her other daughter Lyssa Chapman took to Twitter to share the same video and captioned it: Mom loved to sing and she loved her baby @icEciLy and she REALLY loved her some @BrunoMars. Hope you see this brother. Much Aloha
We are deeply saddened by the tragic news that @MrsdogC lost her battle with cancer today. She was an exceptional woman, all of us at #WGNAmerica & #DogsMostWanted will miss her. Our thoughts and prayers are with @DogBountyHunter, her family, loved ones & millions of fans. pic.twitter.com/cGDi9TxmTP— DogWGNA (@DogWgna) June 26, 2019
Prior to posting this tweet, Dog nearly broke down into tears during an emotional interview with Hawaii News Now while talking about the "unexpected" loss he suffered after his wife of 13 years passed away. Speaking to the local news outlet, the 66-year-old took the opportunity to thank fans around the world for showering their love on their family during their "most terrible time." He shared his dear wife's way of life saying, "Her way was to live."
Duane's daughters were also present during this press conference where he said, "It's terrible, the most terrible time in someone's life. You kind of try to remember that you're celebrating life, but right now we're mourning the death, so it's not good." Although the Chapman family had been expecting this day to come rather soon, however, Duane confessed, they were still left in a state of shock and despair as nothing could possibly prepare one for such a loss.
"For a few years, we knew this day would come. It came really unexpected, really fast. All of her clothes, her make-up, everything. We didn't prepare," said the reality TV star. He then spoke of the unsparing disease that plagued his lovely Beth's life and troubled her for two years. "The cancer gig, of course, we've gotta find a cure because all we have now is some get lucky, but most pass away. It's a hard fight. She fought hard," he said.
Despite the tough time Dog was going through, he found the strength to share some of the beautiful moments he spent with his better half. Lightening the grieving mood, he jokingly said, "Beth was somewhat of a control person — not from the grave but from heaven." Adding further, "I’m sure she’s still controlling me and I’ve got notes in my pillowcases, on my sink, in my shaving thing. She’s still telling me what to wear." The television star tearfully revealed his dear Beth's final words to him.
Unsurprisingly, kind Beth was still worried about her family's well-being even on her death bed. All she wanted was to ensure that her family who she cherished wholeheartedly was doing well. "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 more.' And then she told the girls and everybody, with her mouth — she came out of it a couple times — 'I love you' and 'Are you guys all okay? Don't worry,' but she never accepted it. So amazing, this is totally unbelievable," shared Duane.
The mourning husband then informed how Beth put up a brave front even until the very end. "She did it her way. There's some things that they predicted that the doctors ended up saying, 'We've never, ever, seen anything like this.' Her way was to live. She wanted to live so bad and she fought so long, and the reason she fought, she liked life but she wanted to show people how to beat it and what to do when it got her." Speaking about her devout faith in the divine power, the grieving husband expressed how he would be turning towards it to cope with the sadness of her death.
"One of the last things she said [was] 'It's a test of my faith.' She had faith and that was it. There's things you go through when you're dying, like steps like you do when you lose someone, right? You get mad at them, and then you go through all these steps. Well, the last step when you're dying is to accept it. And she said to me the other day, 'Honey, that last step, I ain't taking...' So go Bethy," he said. Chapman continued, "I loved her so much. As Lazarus lay, Jesus said he's not dead, he's sleepeth. My final words are Beth isn't dead, she's sleeping," he said of his wife who passed away after being admitted to Hawaii's Queen's Medical Center on Saturday.