Beth Chapman, the wife of Duane ‘Dog’ Chapman, has passed away Wednesday in a Honolulu hospital, a spokesperson for the family confirmed. Both Beth and Duane starred in the very popular reality series “Dog the Bounty Hunter,”.
She was 51 years old.
Gillian Sheldon told CNN that Chapman passed early this morning and was surrounded by her family.
She was recently placed in a medically induced coma as she battled cancer.
Born in Denver, Colorado, Beth Chapman was the youngest woman to ever to receive a bail license in her home state, a record that was later broken by her daughter, Baby Lyssa.
The love story between the Chapmans and their adventures hunting fugitives captivated viewers.
The couple raised 12 children together and split their time between homes in Hawaii and Colorado.
The pair and their son Leland starred in CMT’s reality series, “Dog and Beth: On the Hunt,” for three seasons from 2013 to 2015.
In September 2017, the couple used the official Facebook account to confirm a report that she had been diagnosed with Stage 2 throat cancer.
They later revealed during the A&E special, “Dog & Beth: Fight of Their Lives,” that the cancer had been removed and she was cancer free.
But the disease returned last year and Chapman began keeping supporters updated on her cancer battle via social media.
Her husband told Us Weekly in December that his wife was exploring alternative treatments and fighting to gain back her health.
“Beth will not take anything the doctors want to give her. Even the doctor told me he doesn’t want her to have seizures if the pain is that bad, but she won’t do it,” he said. “She takes over-the-counter pain meds. She will not take anything prescription.”
Beth Chapman told the Star Advertiser newspaper in January that she was committed to regaining her health.
“I’m a fighter, I’m a strong fighter — big-time survivor — and I’m gonna fight this as vigorously as it’s fighting me,” she said.
Please pray for the family at this time.