Dog the Bounty Hunter 'overwhelmed' with support after Beth Chapman's death but wonders if life will ever be the same again
The 'Dog the Bounty Hunter' star has received an outpouring of love from fans after the death of his wife Beth, who passed away last month
Following the death of his wife, Duane ‘Dog’ Chapman has received an outpouring of love. Sources close to Chapman say that he still wonders if life will ever be the same as when his wife Beth was with him. The 51-year-old struggled with throat cancer for a long time before she passed away on June 26.
He is still mourning the death of his wife but is also feeling blessed by the outpouring of sympathy he has got from fans.
According to a report in Hollywoodlife, a source was quoted as saying, "Dog has been overwhelmed with actual joy and happiness with all the love and support he has been given from everyone over Beth’s passing. It’s clearly still very emotional and sad and he still doesn’t feel like it's real but he really appreciates that there are people there for him as he ventures into a new way of life without her."
The source also added, "It's going to be an expected adjustment with no timetable of ever feeling normal because to be honest it never will be normal. But he knows so many people have his back who loved Beth and love him that he will get through it the best he can."
Chapman will continue to honor Beth's legacy every day of his life, said the source, adding, "She may be gone physically but he knows he will see her again and she is with him always. He knows that he can take that as a calming force as he deals with life without her."
On June 22, Beth was placed into a medically induced coma and family members were present and rallied around her. This included Beth's stepdaughter Lyssa Chapman who reportedly had a feud just a month before her death.
Beth's Hawaiian memorial service was held on June 29 where he gave a moving eulogy. He had said that it was Beth's wish to get a Hawaiian style memorial service. He said, "And she said ‘please, Hawaiian style Duane Dog Chapman,’ — I tried to get her to call me Dog for so many years — she said please do this right. She loved Hawaii and she loved the people."