Beth Chapman died Wednesday after a long battle with throat cancer


Duane “Dog” Chapman knew just how precious every last moment with his wife Beth Chapman would be before her death — and he wasn’t going to let anyone get in the way of that.

Dog, 66, mentioned his wife’s cancer battle in the teaser for their WGN’s upcoming series Dog’s Most Wanted less than one month before her death. In the clip, he delivered a strong-worded message for those who are on the run.

“Duane ‘Dog’ Chapman here,” he said in the clip. “My wife, the love of my life, is fighting for her life. Instead of being at home helping her, I’m out here looking for you. I’m warning you in advance. May God have mercy on you when I get you, because I won’t.”

“You’ve been warned,” added Beth.

Beth died Wednesday after a long battle with throat cancer. She was 51.

“It’s 5:32 in Hawaii, this is the time she would wake up to go hike Koko Head mountain,” Dog tweeted Wednesday. “Only today, she hiked the stairway to heaven. We all love you, Beth. See you on the other side.”

Credit: Beth Chapman/Instagram

A rep for the Chapmans told PEOPLE, “Beth died at 5:32 this morning, the same time she would wake up to go hiking Koko Head. The exact same time. She was surrounded by family and Dog was there, holding her hand.”