Beth Chapman, the late wife of Duane ‘Dog the Bountry Hunter’ Chapman, ‘literally choked’ to death ‘on her cancer’ in death at 51 earlier this summer.
Beth’s daughter Bonnie, 20, opened Wednesday up to SurvivorNet.com about how her mother, who she hailed as ‘larger than life,’ spent her final moments in a hospital room at Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu June 26.
‘My mom was naked in the bathroom and told my dad to look at her,’ Bonnie said. ‘And he goes, “I am looking at you.” And she goes, “No, look at me.”
Heartbreaking: Beth Chapman, the late wife of Duane ‘Dog the Bountry Hunter’ Chapman, ‘literally choked’ to death ‘on her cancer’ in death at 51 earlier this summer. The pair was spotted in 2013 in Las Vegas
She has had a bad year: Bonnie is seen here in an Instagram photo where her shirt reads ’emotionally exhausted’
‘And then she was standing there and she started gasping, and my sister came into the room and they called 911 immediately.
‘And that was the last moment that we really saw her completely conscious.’
Bonnie said that a number of complications following her mother’s passing have made this summer, for she and her family, ‘the most fragile time of [their] lives.
‘Everything we do right now is being publicized,’ she said. ‘And it’s hard sometimes, because we’re trying to keep it together.’
Brave battle: Beth was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2017, and underwent chemotherapy at one point to combat it
Back in happier days: Duane, Beth and family members at Nickelodeon’s 26th Annual Kids Choice Awards in Los Angeles, America in 2013
Tough times: Bonnie said that a number of complications following her mother’s passing have made this summer, for she and her family, ‘the most fragile time of [their] lives’
Bonnie opened up about her mother’s valiant battle against throat cancer beginning with her diagnosis in September of 2017, and had a tumor surgically removed. In November of 2018, doctors told her she had stage four lung cancer.
A year after Beth went into remission, her daughter said, Beth underwent chemotherapy for a round ‘because so many people had been telling her, “Please, at least try” it.’
‘She didn’t want to disappoint people by not trying it at all, but at the end of the day, she did not want to lose her hair, her teeth … she didn’t want to feel like she was falling apart. She wanted to remain as much “Beth” as possible.
Reality star: Beth shot to fame on the hit TV series Dog the Bounty Hunter. She was snapped in NYC in 2014
Final days: Beth’s health battle was chronicled on the WGN America special Beth Chapman – A Fighter Until The End
Mourning: The TV bounty hunter paid tribute to his wife following her passing
Bonnie said that following chemotherapy session, her mother ‘despised who she was.’
She noted that ‘even when [Beth] did pass, she had the majority of her hair,’ and ‘she was really happy to still have her smile and still look like Beth.’
Beth shot to fame on the hit TV series Dog the Bounty Hunter, and worked in the family’s bail agent business.
Following her passing, Dog tweeted, ‘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.’