(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.

Beth Chapman Will Have Memorial Services In Hawaii And Colorado

“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.

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Just two days ago, Entertainment Tonight reported that she had been put into a medically-induced coma. Duane Chapman tweeted a photo of his wife’s bedazzled nails, as she lay in her hospital bed.

“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.

Beth Chapman and Duane Chapman attend the 2014 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 4, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

In September 2017 the couple used the official Facebook account to confirm a report that she had been diagnosed with Stage 2 throat cancer.

‘Dog The Bounty Hunter’ Shares Beth Chapman’s Final Moments

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.

Dog the Bounty Hunter and Beth Chapman at the Los Angeles International Airport on September 28, 2017. Chapman, who is battling cancer, was hospitalized over the weekend, according to a statement on her husband Duane “Dog” Chapman’s official Facebook page.
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Duane Chapman was born in Colorado and used to operate a local bail bonds business here before he moved to Hawaii, according to 5280 and The Gazette.

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Comments (2)
  1. Mark Andrews says:

    Beth Chapman was a kind lovely woman..many condolences to Duane “dog” Chapman and family.

  2. Jill Curtis says:

    Very beautiful sorry for your loss prays to the Chapman family