2:57 PM PT -- Duane "Dog" Chapman just delivered a gut-wrenching speech about his late wife, Beth ... and made some interesting revelations along the way. Dog suggested Beth knew her time was almost up in the final days of her life, but he says he refused to let her go until it was out of his hands. He also revealed that Beth dropped tons of weight in the final months -- finally reaching 119 lbs. according to Dog. He also said that while their show did not kill her, she died for it ... apparently promising a third series after things went sour between them and A&E. He cried multiple times during his remarks, but promised the crowd ... he hadn't let her go yet, and wouldn't. Duane also said that at their wedding -- unbeknownst to him -- Beth made the pastor that wed them leave out "until death do us part" when having them recite their vows ... the implication being that even after death, they'd be linked. Now that's a helluva way to remember Beth. RIP
2:02 PM PT -- Beth's memorial service is in full swing, with multiple people so far (including some of her kids) eulogizing her and holding back tears. Dog has yet to speak, but he's there with his glasses on, as he appears to be crying from the stage section he's seated in. Speaking of Dog, we got video of him before the service got started and he was talking to local law enforcement officers who are overseeing the event and making sure things run smoothly. We also got some footage from inside Beth's church, and it looks like tons of people were bustling around getting ready for the ceremony. It's a packed house BTW -- just as we expected -- and a tear-jerker like no other.
Beth Chapman is about to get a final farewell in the Rocky Mountains -- her Colorado memorial service is just getting underway ... and TMZ's got you covered.
The reality TV star is being memorialized Saturday afternoon at the Heritage Christian Center in Aurora, CO -- where her husband, Dog the Bounty Hunter, as well as friends, family and loved ones are gathering to say goodbye for the last time in the wake of Beth's tragic death last month.
In fact, a line was already forming out the door before the ceremony got started at 2 PM CT. Looks like people were willing to wait it out in the hot sun.
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As we first reported ... Beth's family are expecting a massive turnout and have been coordinating with local hotels and law enforcement to make sure the ceremony goes off without a hitch.
This will be Beth's second memorial -- Dog put together a public gathering in Hawaii shortly after her death -- and this time it got organized and coordinated by 'Facts of Life' star Kim Fields, who was a fellow worshiper at Beth's church in Aurora.
We're told Kim felt God calling her to take on the planning for Beth's service, even though the two women never actually met.
No doubt, there will likely be some words imparted from those in the room as well -- not to mention a speech by Dog himself.
We'll be posting updates as they happen ... stay tuned. And if you wanna watch the memorial live, check it out here.
Originally published -- 1:03 PM PT