(CBS4) — Beth Chapman, who was battling cancer, passed away at a hospital in Hawaii, according to a statement posted by her husband and Colorado native Duane “Dog” Chapman. She was 51.
“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 Chapman wrote on Twitter.
Some people left flowers and balloons outside the Dog The Bounty Hunter store on Sheridan Boulevard in Edgewater on Wednesday after hearing the news.
“You all know how she is about HER NAILS!!” he tweeted.
Chapman and her husband found fame on the A&E reality series “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” which chronicled the adventures of their family-owned bounty hunting business and aired from 2004 to 2012.
In September 2017 the couple used the official Facebook account to confirm a report that she had been diagnosed with Stage 2 throat cancer.
They revealed during an A&E special “Dog & Beth: Fight of Their Lives” in November 2017 that the cancer had been removed, but it came back last year.
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