Beth Chapman, Dog the Bounty Hunter Star and Wife, Dead at 51

Carla Harmon
June 26, 2019

- Beth Chapman, star of the "Dog the Bounty Hunter" reality TV show, has died after a battle with cancer. She was admitted to the ICU of a Hawaii hospital this past weekend and placed in a medically induced coma.

The "Dog & Beth: On the Hunt" star underwent successful throat cancer surgery in 2017 but past year was told the disease had returned and underwent emergency surgery to remove a tumour in November. Only today, she hiked the stairway to heaven.

Beth Chapman has passed away, as confirmed by husband Duane on Twitter.

In September 2017, they used their Facebook account to announce Chapman had been diagnosed with Stage 2 throat cancer.

Her husband, Duane, shared a photo from Chapman's bedside Monday night.

From the reality television show Dog The Bounty Hunter Beth Smith (L) and Duane "Dog" Chapman arrive to A&E Television Networks Upfront celebration held at Rockefeller Center April 21, 2005 in New York City. She has said she was the youngest ever to receive a bail license in Colorado, where she's originally from. The couple worked with their children and other family members and friends to track down criminals in Hawaii and Colorado.

Dog and Beth's lives were documented for eight seasons on A&E's Dog the Bounty Hunter. Beth had two children from previous relationships, Dominic Davis and Cecily Barmore-Chapman, and shares two children with Dog: Bonnie Chapman and Garry Chapman. "Doctors performed an emergency procedure to alleviate pressure that had built up". She underwent surgery to remove the tumor from her throat, and two months later, doctors revealed that she was cancer-free.

A source claimed there's not a lot that can be done for Beth at this point.

On Twitter, Duane Chapman, 66, wrote to "please say your prayers for Beth right now thank you love you".

Previously he asked fans to pray for her.

"I don't go to God and go, 'Why did I get cancer?'" she said, according to People.

As fans know, the couple were filming a new show, Dog's Most Wanted, which was said to be airing in 2020. It airs later this year on WGN America.

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