The daughter of Beth Chapman is opening up about the final moments of the “Dog the Bounty Hunter” star, who passed away in June after a lengthy battle with cancer at age 51.
Bonnie Chapman, 20, told SurvivorNet that her late mother’s husband, Duane “Dog” Chapman, is still having a tough time coming to terms with her death.
“My dad goes over and over and over what happened because he can’t get it out of his head,” she explained. “She quite literally choked on her cancer.”
Bonnie detailed what happened before Beth was placed in a medically induced coma before she passed.
“My mom was naked in the bathroom and told my dad to look at her. And he goes, ‘I am looking at you.’ And she goes, ‘No, look at me.’ And then she was standing there and she started gasping,” Bonnie continued.
“And my sister came into the room, and they called 911 immediately. And that was the last moment that we really saw her completely conscious.”
Duane Chapman had a similar recollection in an interview with ET, revealing one of the final things she said.
“The last few moments she said, ‘Come in here right now, in the bathroom,’” he told ET. “I went in and she said, ‘Look at me.’ And I said, ‘Yeah, you’re freaking beautiful baby.’ [She said,] ‘Look at me, Duane Chapman.’ And I did, I always saw Beth and she said, ‘Please, let me go.’
“And I didn’t even make a decision, I almost said, ‘I can’t.’ Before I could say, ‘All right,’ she couldn’t breathe and I called the ambulance… But every day, she talked as if she was not there. ‘Here’s what to do with this, here’s what to do with that. Don’t keep running your mouth. When they ask you a specific question, just answer that.’”