Duane Dog Chapman has revealed his wife Beth Chapman’s final words to him before she died.
The Dog The Bounty Hunter star lost her battle to with throat and lung cancer on Wednesday aged 51.
Dog gave an emotional interview to reporters outside the hospital in Hawaii where Beth was placed in a medically induced coma in the days before her death.
The reality TV star revealed Beth had been in and out of consciousness during her final days in the Intensive Care Unit at the Queen’s Medical Centre in Honolulu, where she was surrounded by her family.
Dog said: “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,'”
“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 okay? Don’t worry,’ but she never accepted it.”
“So amazing, this is totally unbelievable.”
He went on: “One of the last things she said [was] ‘It’s a test of my faith,'” he continued. “She had faith and that was it. There’s things you go through when you’re dying, like steps like you do when you lose someone, right? You get mad at them, and then you go through all these steps.”
“Well, the last step when you’re dying is to accept it,” he added. “And she said to me the other day, ‘Honey, that last step, I ain’t taking…’ So go Bethy.”
Speaking of losing his wife of 13 years Dog said: “It’s terrible, the most terrible time in someone’s life.
“You kind of try to remember that you’re celebrating life, but right now we’re mourning the death, so it’s not good.”
Meanwhile, it has emerged that Beth’s final days battling cancer will be documented in the A&E show that made the Chapman family famous.
In heartbreaking scenes the bounty hunter is seen kissing his wife in her hospital bed before telling the camera: "My wife, the love of my life is fighting for her life, and instead of being at home helping her, I’m out here looking for you.
"So I’m warning you, in advance, may God have mercy on you when I catch you… because I won’t.”
In a pre-recorded piece to camera Beth adds: “You’ve been warned.”