Dog The Bounty Hunter Doubles Workload To Bury Grief Over Wife Beth's Death

Duane Chapman Closeup Looking Sad with Inset of Smiling Beth Chapman
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Sep. 2 2019, Updated 9:38 p.m. ET

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Heartsick Duane “Dog” Chapman has broken his silence in the first interview since the tragic death of his beloved wife, Beth, telling exclusively he can’t face returning to Hawaii without her!

To deal with the devastation of losing the love of his life to throat cancer at just 51, the reality TV hero has thrown himself back into his work catching bail bond jumpers.

Speaking from Colorado, Dog exclusively told “I don’t know what to do. As long as I stay bounty hunting it’s the only thing that keeps my mind off how things are right now. I just have to keep working!

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As readers know, Beth was placed in a medically-induced coma on the weekend of June 22 following health complications. She was admitted to the ICU at the Queen’s Medical Center in Hawaii, where she remained until her death.

On Wednesday, June 26, Dog shares the devastating news on Twitter.

“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,” he wrote.


Beth was diagnosed with stage 2 throat cancer on November 2017. Though she was recovering, the illness returned last year, and she was rushed to the hospital for surgery.

In her final days, Beth was no longer undergoing chemotherapy, and was instead resting at home with her family. Dog admits most of the family have since gone back to Hawaii.

“Being alone is really bad. I sent most of the family home to Hawaii but I have our two youngest children Bonnie Jo and Garry boy here.”

After Beth died, she was given a public memorial.

“Hawaii is off limits to my heart at the moment!”

Dog is now putting the finishing touches to Beth’s final show, “Dog’s Most Wanted,” ahead of its September release.

“I’m just taking each day as it comes!” he said.



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