The entire Dog The Bounty Hunter family was left reeling with the passing of matriarch Beth Chapman, who died from complications with throat cancer in June. Her husband, Duane "Dog" Chapman, has been open about the difficulty of losing his beloved wife, saying:
"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.
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. 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?’ "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's daughter Bonnie is the latest to speak about her late mother, posting an emotional Instagram message to mark the end of 2019.