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"We Weren't Prepared": Duane Chapman Says Some Of His And Beth's Kids Are "Barely Making It" After Mom's Death

Date August 29, 2019

The Chapman family is still mourning Beth's death and is trying to cope with the trauma they've gotten at the day of her passing.

Duane's sweetheart sadly passed away on June 26 due to throat cancer. Weeks before her demise, Beth was put into a medically induced coma due to all complications of the disease.

Dog the Bounty Hunter was left alone with all their children. Everyone had to say farewell to their "head of the family" but it's been pretty challenging for some kids to handle pain.

In a recent interview with PEOPLE Now, the 66-year-old candidly revealed that some of their children are "barely making it" without their mom.

The entire family is truly struggling without sweet-hearted, brave, and kind Beth Chapman. The single father added:

Each one copes differently, there is a few that really barely making it. We don’t know what to do. We haven’t read, we weren’t prepared.

Duane also "apologized" to his and Beth's kids for "not dying first."

I lost my mother first, and when my mom passed away, I’m like, ‘I wish dad would have died first, you know, ’cause I love my mommy.’ So I went to them and said, ‘I’m so sorry that I didn’t die first and mom did.’ “
And they were like, ‘Yeah dad, why?’ So I was like, ‘Oh my god, I know what that feels like, I should’ve been the one. The guy goes first.

It sounds so distressing, to be honest. Now, Dog the Bounty Hunter is a single parent and everything's been on him at home after Beth's passing.

They’re kids. … It’s just, ‘Dad’s there, he can do it.’

Beth Chapman was very close both to her husband and her children. She was such a fantastic mother and a devoted wife. That's why it has been so hard for the kin: first, it's a mom; second, they all had a close bond.

Anyhow, we hope Duane and all their children remained will cope with their unbearable pain and their wounds will shrink as fast as possible. Yet, the scars will always remain.