Coming to terms with the death of Beth Chapman has been difficult, but Duane “Dog” Chapman said he’s slowly making it through, thanks to her last words.
“She said, ‘Please let me go,’” Duane recalled in an intimate interview with ET. “Before I could say, ‘All right,’ she couldn’t breathe and I called the ambulance.”
His wife of 13 years died last month at the age of 51 after a battle with throat cancer.
"For two to three years, she knew this might happen. So she would say, 'Who is going to sit next to you?'” Duane said. "And I said, 'No one.’”
He added, “There is not another Beth. There'll never be another Beth. There ain't a girl built like another Beth.”
Duane took to Twitter to announce Beth’s passing, following several days of her being in a medically induced coma.
“It’s 5:32 in Hawaii, this is the time she would wake up to go hike Koko Head mountain,” he tweeted. “Only today, she hiked the stairway to heaven. We all love you, Beth. See you on the other side.”
Beth is survived by her husband, their four children and 14 grandchildren.