Mrs. Chapman died Wednesday at a Honolulu hospital, days after being placed in a medically-induced coma. She had a long and hard battle against cancer, which ultimately took her life.
The 51-year-old bounty hunter announced in 2017 that she'd been diagnosed with stage 2 throat cancer, but was, supposedly, cancer free by December of that year. Unfortunately, the cancer returned last November (2018). She underwent aggressive chemo and fought valiantly against the cancer. Last month on Mother's Day she had stopped chemo.
Last public appearance of Beth Chapman
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.
The couple met when she got in trouble with the law. She was in a grocery store and got distracted by a business call, and she walked out with an unpaid item and got stopped for shoplifting. Turns out she had an unregistered, unlicensed gun in her pocket that she had taken it from her ex-boyfriend who was a full-time alcoholic abuser. 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 stars after "Dog the Bounty Hunter" debuted in 2003. The show ended in 2012. They did another show called "Dog and Beth: On the Hunt" which ran through 2015. After that 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. We don't know what's going to happen to this undebuted show now that, sadly, she passed away.
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
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 lefts behind 11 kids, 14 grandchildren and thousands of fans and friends. She was 51. We can only say Rest In Peace Beth.