Beth Chapman has died after a prolonged battle with throat cancer, Duane “Dog” Chapman announced on Twitter this morning.
The announcement comes after Beth was rushed to the hospital on Saturday due to a choking emergency. She was placed in a medically-induced coma after being admitted to the intensive care unit at Queen’s Medical Center in Hawaii.
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
Following Dog’s announcement, hundreds of fans took to Twitter to offer their condolences.
Sorry to hear that Duane. Happier times in DC two years ago. pic.twitter.com/tMi3mvRaDV
— Tony Heller (@Tony__Heller) June 26, 2019
All of our love and prayers for you and your family, Dog ?? let the nations prayers be peace to you at this time. I pray for God’s arms to be firmly wrapped around you ??
— Johanna (Text TRUMP 88022) (@C0nservativeGal) June 26, 2019
Duane, I am so sorry for your loss my friend. I am saying this with tears in my eyes because, @MrsdogC was a fighter right till the end. I know what she meant to all of you. She was LOVED by us “Fans” so much. GOD BLESS THE CHAPMAN FAMILY. ?? pic.twitter.com/NCyrWqa2ye
— USMarine4Life ?? (@WarVeteranUSMC) June 26, 2019
? I don't know what to say. I am so heartbroken for all of you ? My thoughts and prayers are with you all. We love you Beth. Fly high beautiful angel
— Tammy (@MrsForrett) June 26, 2019
I love you more than you know! Whatever it is, I got you during this devastating time! Much love to you all for your support at this heart crushing time!
— Justin D. Bihag (@JustinDBihag23) June 26, 2019
Lord please comfort this family, put your loving arms around them and give them the reassurance that they will see their beloved Beth again. In Jesus Name. S.I.P @MrsdogC ????
— Mz Lola MUA (@OhSoGlamorousU) June 26, 2019
Beth’s faith in the Lord was amazing! She is a truly going to be missed! Love & ?? to Dog and the rest of the family! May Jesus bring you comfort in this time. Stay strong together as a family. Beth loved u all with all her ❤️ and strength! She fought to live for all of you.
— Angelina (@adorabella80) June 26, 2019
Heavenly father put your loving arms around this family draw them close to you and comfort them during these days ahead,In Jesus name Amen.
— Vanessa mcmillian (@CuevasZorman) June 26, 2019
Beth, 51, and Dog, 66, married in 2006 and appeared together on his Dog the Bounty Hunter reality series on A&E. The show followed Dog’s bounty hunter and bail bondsman business which Beth managed with her husband.
Dog the Bounty Hunter ran on A&E from 2004 to 2015. The couple also appeared in the spin-off series Dog and Beth: On the Hunt (2013-2015). Another spin-off series Dog’s Most Wanted is scheduled to premiere on WGN America in 2020.
Beth was first diagnosed with stage II cancer in September 2017. She underwent successful surgery and Dog announced she was cancer-free. Dog and Beth: Fight of Their Lives (2017) featured Beth’s surgery to remove the cancerous cells from her throat.
The cancer returned in 2018 and in November 2018 she underwent another surgery followed by aggressive chemotherapy. A spokesperson for the family revealed that she had stage IV cancer and she was hospitalized again in April after suffering breathing difficulties.
Fox News reports that Beth stopped the chemotherapy this year, calling it “poison.”
The family announced on Saturday that she had been hospitalized once again after a choking emergency and doctors were reportedly forced to put her in an induced coma after she arrived at the ICU at Queen’s Medical Center in Hawaii in a state of agitation and pain, and in urgent need of oxygen.
They first placed her on a mild sedative to calm her down but they were forced to induce coma when she did not react well to the mild sedatives.
Beth is survived by her husband, Duane “Dog” Chapman, 66, and 12 children from multiple marriages.