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Dog The Bounty Hunter Contemplated Suicide After Beth Chapman's Death

By Mike Walters

In a shocking revelation during the finale of 'Dogs Most Wanted,' Dog The Bounty Hunter revealed he contemplated taking his own life after losing the love of his life, Beth Chapman.

During the finale of Duane Chapman's reality show, Dog documents the final moments of Beth's life and how he struggled to deal with the crushing blow. In a heartwrenching moment, Dog tells show cameras how he is coming to terms with Beth's death. “I’ve only been alone as I showered and I had to run out without a towel because I can’t be alone right now. That’s when I start thinking about things. And I lay down to take a nap, and I reached over to touch something, and it was the freaking dog. I don’t realize yet psychologically that she’s gone and I’ll never, ever see her. I don’t realize that," Chapman says.

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Considering Taking His Own Life


Emotionally, the reality star describes the moment he realized he may not want to be on this earth without his soulmate.

“I just hope that I don’t live very much longer without her, because now she made the first step, she’s through the gate,” he explained.

“She paved a way for me. I want to take a g** d*** pain pill so bad. I feel like if I did something to myself right now and passed away suicidal and I got to heaven and was like, ‘Hi honey,’ and would she go, ‘You d*** a** why would you do that?’

Obviously struggling for answers he continues, "Or would she go, ‘Wow, you’re here.’ I’ll be like ‘Of course I’m here. You left me. I’m here.’ So, am I obligated to do that?”

Beth Chapman died after a long battle with throat cancer. She was rushed to a Hawaii hospital near the couple's home after she had trouble breathing. Dog was by her side until she passed several days later.

The Final Hours...


In the final episode, viewers witnessed the hours following Beth's death and were brought inside her immediate family's reaction.

In a home video clip, Dog's daughters, Bonnie, Lyssa, and Cecily ⁠are struggling for words to describe their feelings.

“It feels like it’s not real,” Lyssa says.

Dog responds, “We’ve prepared for this for a while...I don’t care how much you prepare, it’s tough.”

As we reported, Duane spoke to cameras outside of the couple's home immediately following the matriarch's death.

Talking to cameras he described, “It’s about 6 a.m. in Hawaii, Honolulu. At 5:30 something, Beth usually gets up every day to hit Koko Head mountain here with the family, some of her girls and her dog, and today at that time Beth’s hike was the stairway to heaven.”

Matriarch Laid To Rest


Beth was laid to rest with a traditional Hawaiian paddle out, to spread her ashes in the ocean. The family also held a celebration of life ceremony in Colorado, where they also had a home.

"Tonight. Farewell to a Queen," Bonnie Chapman posted preparing for the final episode.

Dog watched the final farewell to the boss woman with the couple's son Gary. He reposted a message on Instagram from a family friend, saying, "Sitting here tonight with @garrychapman and @duanedogchapman watching the season finale of “Dog’s Most Wanted” remembering an amazing wife, mother, and friend who has touched so many. I can not begin to tell you how much we all miss you!!"


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