Dog the Bounty Hunter Says Wife Beth Chapman Was ‘a Brave Woman, a Perfect Woman’

FILE – This Aug. 2, 2019 file photo shows Duane “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Chapman talking to reporters outside his storefront that was burglarized in Edgewater, Colo. Chapman has had a difficult year. His wife, Beth Chapman, passed away in June after fighting lung cancer. Their television series, “Dog’s Most Wanted,” premieres on Sept. 4 on WGN America. It will follow the bounty hunters as they search for convicts as well as Beth’s battle with cancer. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

“I want people to see how brave she was, how perfect she was,” says Duane “Dog” Chapman of his wife Beth who died of lung cancer earlier this year. Beth, in dying, was an inspiration to her husband and children to keep pressing on even as she pressed on during her fight with cancer. This need to press on will lead into their new television series “Dog’s Most Wanted.”

As Chapman shares with The Associated Press, “I won’t say it’s drawn the family closer, okay? Or I won’t say that it’s tore the family up, which some deaths do, right? It has made us realize how lucky we were to have a mom and how, the only way we can keep her alive is our mouth and our memories and talking about her all the time.”

Even in dying and in death, we oftentimes get our greatest inspiration.

— Eve Hemingway