Beth Chapman Dies at 51

A staple to the TV show “Dog the Bounty Hunter”, Beth Chapman, 51 passed away at a Honolulu hospital after being in a medically induced coma. 

Confirmed on Twitter via a sad tweet

Beth’s husband, Duane Chapman confirmed the news on Twitter,

“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.”

Fight with cancer

This induced coma came after a huge fight with cancer, which only became public knowledge back in 2017. The reality star announced she had been diagnosed with Stage II throat cancer. She noted, that she had become cancer free by that December, but the cancer sadly returned last November. She then went through aggressive chemo attempting to fight the disease.

In the spotlight

Being in the spotlight from “Dog the Bounty Hunter”. Beth broke the record in Colorado for becoming the youngest bail bondsman at the age of twenty-nine. When she was nineteen, Beth met Dog, who was thirty-five at the time. The two dated before marrying in 2006.

Rise to Fame

In 2003, the couple were launched into fame with their starring role in the very popular reality series, “Dog the Bounty Hunter”. Dog pursued fugitives across Hawaii to Colorado alongside Beth, and dogs sons Leland and Duane Lee. That series eventually came to an end, creating a spinoff “Dog and Beth: On the Hunt” until 2015.

After a break

After taking a break from TV, Beth became president of the Professional Bail Agents of the United States, and most recently Beth and her husband began filming a new show titled, “Dog Most Wanted.” The show was set to air next year on WGN America. A key storyline of the series was Beth’s health issues and now it remains unclear if the show will make it to broadcast due to her death.


Beth Chapman was loved by many and will forever be missed.

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