'Dog The Bounty Hunter' Star Beth Chapman Dead At 51
By Hayden Brooks
June 26, 2019
Beth Chapman, the wife of Dog the Bounty Hunter's Duane "Dog" Chapman, died on Wednesday (June 26) after fighting for her life in a Hawaii hospital. She was 51.
On Wednesday morning, Dog took to Twitter to share his farewell to his wife. "It’s 5:32 in Hawaii, this is the time she would wake up to go hike Koko Head mountain. Only today, she hiked the stairway to heaven. We all love you, Beth. See you on the other side," he wrote. Over the weekend, Chapman was admitted to Hawaii's Queen's Medical Center and placed in a medically-induced coma amid her battle with Stage 2 throat cancer since 2017. After undergoing a successful procedure for the condition that same year, the cancer returned and prompted the star to go under the knife once again in November to have a tumor removed from her throat. Things only took a turn for the worse when Chapman was hospitalized in April 2019 after "accumulation of fluid in her lungs," which prompted an emergency operation.
Sources close to TMZ previously revealed that family members, including her mother, children and grandchildren, were preparing for the worst by traveling to the Honolulu facility to be by her side.
Chapman is most known by TV audiences for being the bail bondswoman, who starred alongside Dog on their 2004 reality show, Dog the Bounty Hunter. The series aired on A&E all the way up until 2012. The two married in 2006, one day after Dog's daughter, Barbara Katy, was killed in a car crash in Alaska. Nonetheless, the personality's presence will still live on as she and her husband recently announced a new show called Dog's Most Wanted, which is set to arrive at WGN America in 2020. As per TMZ, the star's health was set to be a key storyline in the series. No word on when the series will air.
It’s 5:32 in Hawaii, this is the time she would wake up to go hike Koko Head mountain. Only today, she hiked the stairway to heaven. We all love you, Beth. See you on the other side.— Duane Dog Chapman (@DogBountyHunter) June 26, 2019
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