Following her death on Wednesday after a battle with Stage IV lung cancer, Beth’s husband of 13 years shared a sweet tribute to her on his Twitter page Thursday.
“People have asked me.. What is something fans do not know about Beth… Here you go,” he wrote, along with a video showing her having a ball while singing Bruno Mars’ 2016 song “Perm” with daughter Cecily.
Dog’s daughter Lyssa shared another video from the fun-filled evening, writing, “Mom loved to sing and she loved her baby @icEciLy and she REALLY loved her some @BrunoMars. Hope you see this brother. Much Aloha.” Dog retweeted her video, adding, “@BrunoMars you’re her fav jam #portLockPride #SingaFewBars4Beth,” though Mars has yet to respond.
People have asked me.. What is something fans do not know about Beth… Here you go ❤️ @wgnamerica Marty Singer, Amy Weiss, Andrew Brettler @LelandBChapman @icEciLy @BabyLyssaC @dakotadog808 @Fast156 @theRealJaneBond pic.twitter.com/Om808KKV9k
— Duane Dog Chapman (@DogBountyHunter) June 27, 2019
— Lyssa Chapman (@BabyLyssaC) June 27, 2019
Even though he is clearly deeply in mourning, the bounty hunter’s first thoughts in a press conference was to protect the couple’s fans from being scammed, assuring them the family did not need their money.
“We do have one problem,” he told Hawaii News Now. “We’ve got people — mostly from the mainland — that are setting up funds, ‘donate here to Beth’ and all that.”
“Right now, so far we don’t need any money at all. Please save your money,” he said, suggesting if fans really wanted to make a gesture they could send flowers. “There’s nothing been authorized by any of us, but you know how buzzards are.”
He added: “People in Hawaii or all over the world, we love you, but sometimes you can show love without money.”
In a tear-filled interview, the reality star revealed his wife’s last words.
“When she had an attack I didn’t know anything to do but to say ‘in Jesus’ name’ and hold her and when I said ‘in Jesus’ name’ she said, ‘Say it again, say it more’,” he recalled. “And then she told the girls and everybody, with her mouth — she came out of it a couple times — ‘I love you’ and ‘Are you guys all okay? Don’t worry,’… but she never accepted it.”
He managed a smile when he said his wife was already controlling his life from heaven.
“I’m sure she’s still controlling me and I’ve got notes in my pillowcases, on my sink, in my shaving thing,” he said. “She’s still telling me what to wear.”
Dog begged the scientific community to keep up their search for a cure, comparing cancer to the polio epidemic of the 20th century, which is now almost eradicated.
“The cancer gig, of course, we gotta find a cure,” he said. “Because all we have now is some get lucky, but most pass away.”
“It’s just incredible when you walk alone in the bedroom and you’re there and she was there two days ago,” he continued. “I hope to god there is a God. I trained myself [to think] ‘What would Jesus do?’ and I hope I’m not just talking to myself. I hope there is a God and if there is, I’m gonna see my honey again. That’s all we can do is hope.”
“I loved her so much,” he concluded. “As Lazarus lay, Jesus said he’s not dead, he’s sleepeth. My final words are Beth isn’t dead, she’s sleeping.”