Beth Chapman, 51, Dies After Losing Battle With Cancer. Duane “Dog” Chapman Asks For Prayers


According to TMZ, Beth Chapman, together with her husband, Duane “Dog” Chapman, appeared for years on the iconic show, “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” is dead.

Beth died Wednesday at a Honolulu hospital, days after being placed in a medically-induced coma. She had battled long and hard against cancer, which ultimately took her life.

The 51-year-old announced in 2017 that she’d been diagnosed with stage II throat cancer, but was cancer free by December of that year. The cancer returned last November — after which she underwent aggressive chemo and fought valiantly to maintain normalcy in her life … sometimes going out for the evening with her husband. She said last month on Mother’s Day she had stopped chemo.

Dog just tweeted a goodbye to Beth, saying “Today, she hiked the stairway to heaven. We all love you, Beth. See you on the other side.”

Beth endured at least one health scare over the past few months, having been rushed to the hospital in April for breathing trouble related to her cancer treatments.

Beth became a licensed bail bondsman at age 29 — the youngest in Colorado history. Her record was broken by her stepdaughter, Lyssa Chapman, who became licensed at age 19.

She met Dog when she was 19 and he was 35 … when she got in trouble with the law. She was in a grocery store and got distracted by a call from her boss, and she walked out with a lemon and got stopped for shoplifting. Turns out she had an unregistered, unlicensed gun in her pocket — she had taken it from her then-boyfriend who was drunk at the time — and Beth’s dad called Dog to bail her out.

They married in 2006, one day after Dog’s daughter, Barbara Katy, was killed in a car crash in Alaska.

Dog and Beth became international stars after “Dog the Bounty Hunter” debuted in 2003. The show ended its run in 2012. They did another show — “Dog and Beth: On the Hunt” which ran through 2015. The couple took a break from TV for a bit, and during that time … Beth ran for president of the Professional Bail Agents of the United States and won. They were in the process of filming a new show, “Dog’s Most Wanted,” which was set to air next year.

It’s unclear for now if their new program will make it to broadcast in light of Beth’s death. We do know that Beth’s health struggles were supposed to be a key storyline and that she was going to be front and center alongside Dog … just like the old days.

Production started in February — but no word if the network they were working with, WGN America, completed a full season’s worth of episodes or not. Beth herself said the series wouldn’t hit the airwaves this year, but a trailer has already been released.

Beth had 4 kids — Dominic, Cecily, Bonnie Jo and Garry. The latter 2 she had with Dog. Beth also has 14 grandchildren … one of whom she had custody of after Dog’s daughter died in the crash — and the boy’s father was found to be abusive.

She was 51.


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MARY SMITH June 29, 2019
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Amy O'Neal June 27, 2019
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Sending My Condolences to the Chapman family. This world has a terrible loss, but Heaven has gained a GREAT Angle. May GOD be with U all, during this difficult time in your lives, n know that we all Love n support U.
Tanya cole June 27, 2019
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Dog you and your kids are in my prayers I hope for fast healing god will see you through this no words can take the pain away from your loss but just know your in so many people lives and my condolences go out to you and all your love ones you will be in my thoughts always and forever know your lived god be with you and yours love tanya from Kentucky
Jennifer hoots June 27, 2019
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Prayers for all your family i pray God gives you strength during this time. Much Love to you dog and your family beth will be missed and was definitely loved by alot of people she was a true warrior right up til the end. R.I.P Beth Chapman. ❤ ❤ ❤.
Jean Brady June 27, 2019
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Duane "Dog" Chapman and Family, So sad and sorry to learn of Beth's passing. I loved your show and you were both so good working together. You not only caught people for their crimes, but you also cared about helping them to better themselves. Beth wanted so much to conquer this cancer and spend more years with the love of her life. God saw that the fight was getting to be too much on her and chose that she should go up that staircase to be with him. Prayers for comfort and peace for you, your family and friends in the days ahead. Let your precious memories of all of your time together give you a feeling of the love between you that will stay with you forever.
Julie June 26, 2019
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I am so so sorry for your loss.my prayers go to your family Stay strong. Everyone julie
Carol June 26, 2019
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She died of lung cancer not breast cancer
Carrie June 26, 2019
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Check your headline. It was throat cancer, not breast...
Diane Pascarelli June 26, 2019
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Duane, my deepest condolences to you and your family. I loved to watch you both on your show. The Lord is getting a good woman. God Bless.