Duane “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Chapman’s late spouse, Beth Chapman, was remembered at an emotional service in Hawaii on Saturday, June 29.
The conventional Hawaiian service was held at Fort DeRussy Beach in Waikiki three days after the actuality TV star died at the age of 51 following a battle with most cancers.
Mourners at the first of two memorial services had been invited to launch flowers into the ocean throughout the ceremony, which included Hawaiian chants and prayers. Family and associates then paddled out into the water collectively in an outrigger canoe to say farewell to Beth. Dog, wearing a white shirt and jeans, briefly addressed the crowd and several other individuals gathered on the seashore to look at as the canoe headed out, as seen in video posted by the Star-Advertiser.
The star’s daughters Cecily and Lyssa Chapman invited the public to join them at Saturday’s service, saying in a press launch that Beth had two houses — Hawaii and Colorado, however cherished Hawaii the most, “so she will be sent off in true Hawaiian style, with aloha.”
They particularly requested free flowers somewhat than conventional leis as the strings might be dangerous to ocean life.
The Dog & Beth: On the Hunt alum died on Wednesday, June 26, after a two-year-long battle with most cancers. She first revealed that she’d been diagnosed with stage II throat cancer in September 2017, however after getting the all-clear she discovered at the finish of final yr that the disease had returned and unfold to her lungs.
Dog tearfully revealed his wife’s final words on Wednesday.
“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 advised Hawaii News Now. “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 OK? Don’t worry,’ but she never accepted it.”
As Us Weekly beforehand reported, Beth’s physique is ready to be cremated per her ultimate needs. Duane is finalizing plans for a memorial service in Colorado.
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