Beth Chapman from Dog the Bounty Hunter fame has passed away at the age of 51 after a battle with cancer.
Her husband Duane “Dog” Chapman made the heartbreaking announcement just minutes ago on his official Twitter account.
“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.”
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
On June 22nd, Dog took to Twitter and asked everyone to pray for his beloved wife before sharing the news of her medical situation.
Please say your prayers for Beth right now thank you love you
— Duane Dog Chapman (@DogBountyHunter) June 23, 2019
It had been revealed that Beth Chapman was admitted to the ICU at a local Hawaiian hospital and had been put into a medically-induced coma, a fact the family confirmed in a statement to Hawaii News Now.
Beth has had several health battles in the last couple of years and in 2017, had a surgery to remove throat cancer. Last year, doctors said the cancer had returned and she was rushed into emergency surgery to remove a tumor from her throat in November 2018.
According to TMZ, Beth was placed in the coma because doctors thought it best for her own health. The site states that she was struggling with keeping her IV lines and medications attached to her and several other methods didn’t work.
Dog shared a photo from her bedside on June 24.
You all know how she is about HER NAILS !! pic.twitter.com/w8iWMYrWZd
— Duane Dog Chapman (@DogBountyHunter) June 25, 2019
Despite the doctor’s efforts, Beth sadly passed away Wednesday (June 26) surrounded by her family.
Her daughter, Bonnie, posted an emotional photo to her Instagram hours before her passing, saying, “So thankful to call you my mother.”
She then updated the caption to include, “Rest In Peace, mom. I love you so much.”
Beth is survived by her husband, her four children – Dominic, Cecily, Bonnie Jo, Garry – and 14 grandchildren.
We will keep the Chapman family in our prayers. Rest in peace, Beth.