Beth Chapman passes away after battle with cancer, at age 51

Beth Chapman, wife of “Dog the Bounty Hunter” star Duane “Dog” Chapman, passed away on Monday at The Queen’s Medical Center in Hawaii, at the age of 51.

Beth received a throat cancer diagnosis in 2017, following a medical appointment to have a chronic cough checked out, family spokeswoman Mona Wood-Sword said, according NBC 11. Doctors removed a tumor and although she was then deemed cancer-free, Beth was subsequently diagnosed with stage 4 cancer.

Beth was hospitalized in a medically-induced coma since June 21. According to Wood-Sword, doctors put  her into the medically-induced coma to help ease her pain.

Beth’s husband, Duane Chapman, better known as “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” left a heartfelt Twitter message to his wife on Wednesday morning and confirmed she passed away.

“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.”

***FILE PHOTO*** Beth Chapman, wife of Dog The Bounty Hunter, loses battle against throat cancer at the age of 51. . LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 23: Duane “Dog” Chapman and Beth Chapman at Nickelodeon’s 26th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards at USC Galen Center on March 23, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Credit: mpi21/MediaPunch Inc. /IPX

In 2016, Beth Chapman won the presidency for the Professional Bail Agents of the United States. In 2018, she spoke with CrimeOnline’s Nancy Grace about bail reform in an exclusive “Crime Stories” episode.

Beth Chapman starred in A&E reality series, “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” alongside her husband from 2004-2012. She also starred in a CMT spinoff series, “Dog and Beth: On the Hunt,” from 2013-2015.

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