Beth Chapman, wife and co-star of Dog the Bounty Hunter‘s Duane ‘Dog’ Chapman, has died at the age of 51 following an almost two-year-long battle with cancer. Family spokeswoman Mona Wood-Sword confirmed the news this morning, saying in a statement that the reality TV star died early Wednesday at Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Known for her outspoken personality, blonde hair, and of course, perfectly manicured nails, Beth quickly became a fan favourite on the A&E series which followed the bail bond business she ran with her husband. Though Dog the Bounty Hunter was cancelled in 2012, the Chapmans went on to star in similar reality shows and maintained a strong following on social media.
Duane shared the sad news of Beth’s passing on his Twitter on Wednesday.
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
Beth was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2017, but later announced she was cancer-free after having a tumour removed. She was later diagnosed with lung cancer in 2018. Doctors in Honolulu placed her in a medically-induced coma last week.
With files from The Associated Press