Dog the Bounty Hunter: I Don't Want to Live Without My Wife!

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Beth Chapman, reality star and wife of Duane "Dog the Bounty Hunter" Chapman, passed away last month after battling cancer.

And if you know anything about Dog's relationship with Beth, you know that it was an absolutely devastating loss.

Duane and  Beth

Beth passed away on June 26th after originally being diagnosed with throat cancer in 2017.

A few days later, friends and family had a memorial service in Hawaii, and Dog explained that they'd have another in Colorado at a later date -- they called both states home.

Yesterday, everyone gathered again in Colorado, and again, the service was open to anyone and everyone who wanted to pay tribute to Beth.

That's how we know all the unbelievably heartbreaking things he said in his speech there.

Beth Chapman, RIP

For example, at one point in his remarks, he said "I cannot believe believe that she's gone. This is not possible, I want to wake up from a dream."

"In the '70s, I did 18 months in the Texas penitentiary and I told God yesterday I'd do five years, ten years day to day just to kiss her again. I never felt like this."

At another point, he told the people in attendance "She will never be dead to me. She is in another place."

"I'm gonna get to heaven and make her so proud," he added. "she's gonna say it like she said here, 'That's my man right there, that's big daddy right there.'"

Beth Chapman and Duane Chapman for Dog's Most Wanted

Dog's speech, which lasted for nearly 30 minutes, also touched on what happened after Beth's diagnosis.

"She'd gotten sick," he recalled, "they told her she got cancer. they said she could do chemo though, they said she would have to sit at home while Dog films the show."

The show he's referring to is Dog's Most Wanted, which hasn't begun airing yet but which did feature Beth's failing health.

"The show did not kill her but she died for it," Dog explained.

Beth Chapman and Her Man

"She said, 'Do you think I'm going to let you go out by yourself and film this TV show? You're out of your mind.'"

He said that he told her that she "might have to do chemo and stuff, but she replied with "All it'll do is keep me alive six months longer and I'm not going to do that because I want to be by your side."

And while they were filming, "She would tell these guys on the show, "You're trying to die doing these drugs and I'm trying to live.' Those guys started bawling and crying."

Speaking of bawling and crying, Dog took some time to speak on one of the last conversations he had with his wife.

Duane Chapman Kisses Beth Chapman in the Hospital

"She said, 'Please big daddy, please let me go,'" he remembered. "I said, 'No, I can't. I'm not gonna let you go.'"

"I still haven't let her go," he admitted.

Later, he said something similar with "If there's a God, he won't let me live that long without her."

Dog also felt the need to give some advice.

Duane Chapman and Beth Chapman in New Promo

"If you're beefin' with your old lady," he told everyone, "stop and kiss her right now. Because you're gonna feel so bad when he or her are not with you anymore."

"It is one of the worst feelings a man or woman could ever have, I'm telling you," he insisted.

"I've never felt this bad. I'm sad. I didn't want to do a celebration of life because I'm sad. I miss her so much."

We hope he manages to find some comfort soon.

Rest in peace, Beth.

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