AceShowbiz - To her family, Beth Chapman was a loving mother and that's what was reflected in her final words before she was dying. Speaking to Hawaii News Now hours after his wife's passing on Wednesday, June 26, Duane Chapman a.k.a. Dog the Bounty Hunter said that Beth remained selfless despite her battle with throat cancer.
Dog told reporters that until the end, the 51-year-old only worried about her family. The 66-year-old reality TV star revealed his wife's last words to him and their two daughters were "I love you" and "Are you guys all OK? Don't worry."
The "Dog's Most Wanted" star also revealed what he told his wife when she had a breathing issue that led to her hospitalization. "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,' " he said, according to Fox News.
Dog also opened up about letting go of his loved one. "One of the last things she said [was] 'It's a test of my faith.' She had faith and that was it," he said of Beth. "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."
Dog announced his wife's death on early Wednesday, tweeting, "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."
Later that day, the bounty hunter was spotted for the first time since his wife's passing at his family home in east Honolulu. The reality TV star's face looked somber but he remained calm as he spoke to someone on the phone. He placed one hand on his bare chest as he donned a wrinkled shirt which was left unbuttoned.