In a recent interview, a source close to the 66-year-old reality TV star revealed how "overwhelmed" he was with support from their fans.
Ever since Duane "The Dog" Chapman's wife Beth Chapman passed away, their fans have been nothing but supportive to the whole family. According to Hollywood Life, the reality television star wonders if his life will ever be the same as when his lovely Beth was alive. After fighting this disease for two years, the 51-year-old was admitted to Hawaii’s Queen’s Medical Center on June 22. The news of her death came four days after she was put in a medically induced coma. Our dear Beth had succumbed to throat cancer.
It’s 5:32 in Hawaii, this is the time she would wake up to go hike Koko Head mountain. Only today, she hiked the stairway to heaven. We all love you, Beth. See you on the other side.— Duane Dog Chapman (@DogBountyHunter) June 26, 2019
Understandably, her 66-year-old partner was pretty shaken after her demise, however, Duane could not help but feel blessed from the tremendous outpouring of love and sympathy from their fans. As per a report by the outlet, a source close to the Bounty Hunter star expressed, "Dog has been overwhelmed with actual joy and happiness with all the love and support he has been given from everyone over Beth’s passing. It’s clearly still very emotional and sad and he still doesn’t feel like it's real but he really appreciates that there are people there for him as he ventures into a new way of life without her."
Love you all and thank you very much for the support you have been giving for Beth. We have tentatively scheduled July 13 in Denver to tuck her in, tell her goodnight, for she sleepeth. More details will follow... time, place, ect.— Duane Dog Chapman (@DogBountyHunter) July 1, 2019
The source further elaborated on the fact that life for Duane would definitely not be the same after his partner's death, however, he was trying his cope with it. "It's going to be an expected adjustment with no timetable of ever feeling normal because to be honest it never will be normal. But he knows so many people have his back who loved Beth and love him that he will get through it the best he can," said the insider. Duane seems determined to honor her memory for as long as he is alive. "He is determined to and will continue to honor her legacy every day of his life," added the source.
Now, the Dog The Bounty Hunter star is living on with the hope that one day he will be able to see her again in spirit. "She may be gone physically but he knows he will see her again and she is with him always. He knows that he can take that as a calming force as he deals with life without her," continued the insider. Following Beth's death, a traditional Hawaiian memorial service was planned in her honor on June 29, during which her husband gave a rather moving eulogy.
He revealed how she refused to call him by his professional name "Dog" the whole time they were married, however, when talks of her memorial service began she finally addressed him by that name. "And she said ‘please, Hawaiian style Duane Dog Chapman,’ — I tried to get her to call me Dog for so many years — she said please do this right. She loved Hawaii and she loved the people," recalled Duane. Another memorial is set to be held on July 13 outside of Denver, Colorado, where the couple had another home of their own.
July 13, 2019 -— Duane Dog Chapman (@DogBountyHunter) July 1, 2019
Heritage Christian Center
14401 E. Exposition Avenue
Aurora, Colorado 80012 - Doors open at 1:00 Service starts at 2:00 pic.twitter.com/Htw4SKxDDl
During a recent interview with Hawaii News Now, Dog almost broke down in tears talking about his "sudden" loss. He took the opportunity to thanks thousands of fans for being a constant source of support during the family's "most terrible time." Speaking about Beth's faith in God, he said, "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."
Praising his wife's sheer determination to beat the disease until the very end, Duane said, "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." Even in her final hours, she remembered God, "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," said the 66-year-old reality star.