Following a two year battle with throat cancer, Duane “Dog” Chapman’s wife, Beth Chapman, has passed away.
As Dearly previously reported, Beth was first diagnosed with stage II throat cancer in 2017. The wife and mom had surgery that successfully removed all of the cancer. However, sadly, the cancer returned as Stage IV lung cancer in 2018, according to Hawaii News Now.
Four days before her passing, on June 22, Beth was admitted into Hawaii’s Queen’s Medical Center where she was placed into a medically induced coma.
Duane took to Twitter to ask their fans to pray for Beth:
Please say your prayers for Beth right now thank you love you
— Duane Dog Chapman (@DogBountyHunter) June 23, 2019
And shared a touching photo of his wife as she laid in her hospital bed:
You all know how she is about HER NAILS !! pic.twitter.com/w8iWMYrWZd
— Duane Dog Chapman (@DogBountyHunter) June 25, 2019
It was during the early morning hours of June 26 that Duane took to Twitter again to announce Beth’s passing.
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.
Now, the bounty hunter is opening up more about his wife’s final minutes.
In a video shared on Hawaii News Now’s Instagram, Duane said that while they knew this day would one day come, it came very unexpectedly and very fast.
Overcome with emotion, Duane continued:
“All of her clothes are exactly where they were, her makeup, everything we didn’t prepare.”
Duane then talked about the last few minutes he and his family got to spend with Beth:
“When she had an attack, I didn’t know anything to do but 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 everyone with her mouth and stuff she came out of it a couple of times, ‘I love you’ and ‘Are you guys all okay? Don’t worry.’
“I loved her so much. As Lazarus lay, Jesus said, ‘He’s not dead, he’s sleeping.’ My final words are Beth isn’t dead, she’s sleeping. 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.”
In one of her final interviews, Beth told HNN that she wanted to go while she still had a quality of life and that she wasn’t fearful of the unknown because she had a strong sense of faith.
Beth was just 51 years old.