Duane “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Chapman honored his late wife, Beth Chapman, in a memorial service Saturday, telling fellow mourners, “I can’t believe she’s gone.”
Duane Chapman sat in vigil on the stage as family and friends paid tribute to Beth. The two starred together on “Dog the Bounty Hunter” and “Dog and Beth: On the Road.”
“She was so gorgeous,” he told the mourners. “People would say that and she wouldn’t never believe it, but I told her all the time she is gorgeous, she was so pretty.”
Earlier in the week, Dog sat down with “Entertainment Tonight” to discuss his wife’s death. “For two to three years, she knew this might happen. So she would say, ‘Who is going to sit next to you?’ And I said, ‘No one,'” he said in the interview. “‘Big Daddy, you better not let another girl take my place.’ I said, ‘I won’t.'”
Chapman died on June 26 from throat and lung cancer at age 51. She was placed in a medically-induced coma the weekend prior at Hawaii’s Queen’s Medical Center amid her battle with Stage 2 throat cancer.
There was a smaller memorial service in Hawaii, and she was cremated, as per her final wishes.