Beth Chapman, star of the popular A&E series Dog the Bounty Hunter, and wife of Duane “Dog” Chapman has passed away. She was 51 years old.
Duane Chapman confirmed the passing of his beloved wife, taking to social media to share a heartbreaking note, reading, “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.”
The news of Beth’s passing comes just days after it was revealed that she was admitted to Hawaii’s Queen’s Medical Center on June 22 and was placed in a medically-induced coma as she battled cancer.
Late yesterday, reports surfaced that she was not expected to recover and was in “grave condition.”
In September 2017, the Chapmans revealed that Beth had been diagnosed with stage II throat cancer after having trouble swallowing and breathing. After having a tumor removed, she announced months later that she was cancer free. Unfortunately, the following year she was admitted to the hospital again and doctors discovered the cancer had returned and progressed to her lungs at stage four cancer.
Duane Chapman and Alice Elizabeth Barmore, known as Beth, met when she was only 19 years old. After years of an off-and-on relationship the two finally blended their families and moved in together in 1995 and after 16 years together they were married on May 20, 2006.
Beth Chapman is survived by her husband, four children, and grandchildren as well as extended family. Thoughts are with the family.