After news broke on Wednesday (June 26) that Beth Chapman died, Duane “Dog” Chapman spoke with media outlets in Hawaii for the first time about “the most terrible time in someone’s life.”
“You kind of try to remember you’re celebrating the life, but right now we’re mourning the death,” Dog said to reporters including Hawaii News Now. “So, it’s not good.”
Beth passed away on Wednesday morning (June 26) after battling throat cancer. She was first diagnosed in 2017 and the cancer returned in Nov. 2018. In the most recent months Beth was rushed to the hospital for breathing issues. She was placed in a medically induced coma before passing away.
“She for a few years knew that someday this day would come. It came very unexpected, really fast. All of her clothes are exactly where they were, her make-up, everything” he said through tears. ” We didn’t prepare.”
“The cancer gig, of course we got to find a cure because all we have now is some get lucky but most pass away,” he added choking back tears. “It’s a hard fight, she fought hard. Beth was somewhat of a control person. And son not from the grave but from heaven I’m sure she’s still controlling me. I got notes in my pillow cases, on my sink, in my shaving thing, she’s still telling me what to where. I loved her so much.”
He continued, “My final words are Beth isn’t dead. She’s sleeping. I hope to God there’s a God. I’ve trained myself What Would Jesus Do. I hope I’m not just talking to myself. I hope there is a God and I’m going to see my honey again. And that’s all we can do.”
Dog also took a moment to warn people against fraudulent sites asking for money to help the family.
“We don’t need any money at all. Please, save your money,” ‘Dog’ said. “There’s nothing being authorized from any of us.”
Details for a service will be announced in the coming days. Our thoughts remain with Dog and his family.