Just days after the tragic death of his wife Beth Chapman on Wednesday (June 26,) Dog the Bounty Hunter star Duane Chapman headed to his Twitter page to reminisce about the woman he knew before cancer dealt its final blow.
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“People have asked me..what is something fans do not know about Beth,” he wrote on Thursday (June 27) alongside a video of Beth doing her best Bruno Mars impression. “Here you go.”
People have asked me.. What is something fans do not know about Beth… Here you go ❤️ @wgnamerica Marty Singer, Amy Weiss, Andrew Brettler @LelandBChapman @icEciLy @BabyLyssaC @dakotadog808 @Fast156 @theRealJaneBond pic.twitter.com/Om808KKV9k
— Duane Dog Chapman (@DogBountyHunter) June 27, 2019
The video comes just days before the public is invited to join the Chapman family at a gathering Saturday (June 29) to celebrate Beth’s life. This particular gathering, announced by the couple’s reps, will take place at a beach in Waikiki, with the service including everything from a Hawaiian ʻOli (chant), to a prayer to a paddle out with family and friends.
Chapman is also said to be finalizing plans for a memorial service in Colorado. Beth was just 51 at the time of her death and is survived by Dog and their children: Cecily Chapman, Bonnie Chapman, Garry Chapman and Dominic Davis.
“Her way was to live,” Duane told reporters in a recent press conference following Beth’s death. “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.”
In the same press conference, he also revealed some of Beth’s final words.
“One of the last things she said [was] ‘It’s a test of my faith,’” Duane recalls. “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.”