AceShowbiz - It's been a few weeks after Beth Chapman passed away, and Duane Chapman is understandably still grieving the death of his late wife. During his recent interview, the "Dog the Bounty Hunter" star revealed that the tragic death of his loved one apparently made him no longer afraid of death.
The reality TV star talked about his outlook on life following his wife's passing. "I told my camera crew after she [passed], 'If something happens to me, you'd better get that shot.' They're like, 'Boss, we will.' I'm not afraid to die now, because I know where I'm going and who I'll get to see again," Duane said to TV Insider.
The "Dog's Most Wanted" star also added, "I'm not afraid to die anymore," explaining that it would only bring him back to his wife. He went on saying that now whenever he's about to knock down a door during a bust, he said to himself, "Here I come, Bethy," before imagining her in a Heavenly garden saying, "Big Daddy, it took you a long time."
Beth may not be with him physically now, but Dog felt that she was always with him and his bounty hunting team spiritually. He then recalled to a recent instance where they were chasing after a fugitive who they lost in a neighborhood they were not familiar with, and he believed that Beth helped him catch the fugitive.
"I stopped for a second as I was running and said, 'Beth, please. Where is he?' All of a sudden, I heard [team member] David and Leland [Dog's son] yell, 'We're on him again, boss,' " he said. "I told David, 'Oh my God, she's watching.' David said, 'We have an angelic drone.' I feel her all the time."
"I always did this job to make her proud," he continued saying. "I just thought on every arrest how proud she would be."
In the interview, Dog also talked about how "Dog's Most Wanted" would be different from his other shows. The new show will see him down dangerous fugitives and wanted individuals. Of the new project, Dog said, "Beth and I noticed it was more exciting and dangerous and gratifying to take out these kinds of fugitives. So this [show] is a lot crazier."
"Dog's Most Wanted" will premire on Wednesday, September 4 at 9 P.M. on WGN America.