Dog The Bounty Hunter's wife Beth Chapman dies at 51 after long battle with throat cancer
Duane Dog Chapman tweeted that his wife 'hiked the stairway to heaven' at 5:32 a.m. on Wednesday morning
Duane 'Dog The Bounty Hunter' Chapman's wife, Beth Chapman, passed away after battling cancer at the age of 51.
Duane Dog Chapman tweeted that his wife 'hiked the stairway to heaven' at 5:32 a.m. on Wednesday morning.
'It’s 5:32 in Hawaii, this is the time she would wake up to go hike Koko Head mountain,' he wrote. '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
Beth was hospitalized over the weekend and was placed in a medically-induced coma after suffering breathing problems.
Beth's mother, her children, and grandchildren were by her side.
Most recently, Bonnie Chapman, her daughter with Duane, rushed from Hawaii to the ICU at Queen's Medical Center where Beth is admitted to be there for the 51-year-old.
Bonnie, 20, took to her Instagram page to share a photo of herself holding her mother's hand with the caption, "So thankful to call you my mother."
She also uploaded several other throwback pics of Beth over the years, few of which showed her posing with Duane. The last image in the gallery was of Beth posing with a bottle of Armadale.
Duane had similarly taken to his social media earlier in the week to share a picture of his wife, writing, "Please say your prayers for Beth right now thank you love you," before jokingly adding, "You all know how she is about HER NAILS !!"
Beth had been fighting stage 4 throat cancer for the past several months after she relapsed in November 2018, eventually announcing that she was stopping chemotherapy to explore alternative treatments.
At the time, Duane had asked that everyone "pray" for his ailing wife. "Please say a prayer. She’s not doing good," he said. "My baby has cancer and she is fighting like hell. I have cried a lot over this because Beth is my everything."
On Saturday, June 22, she was hospitalized after a "choking" emergency that left her needing oxygen. She was reportedly in a lot of pain and "not reacting well" when taken to the emergency room for treatment.
Doctors first put her on mild sedation after she tried to pull out her fluid and medication lines before deciding to place in a medically-induced coma after realizing that she was still "agitated."
Beth's condition had deteriorated to the point that even Lyssa Chapman, her stepdaughter via one of Duane's previous relationship, with whom she was embroiled in a bitter social media feud just last month, has come out to express her support.
"#KeepFightingBeth," Lyssa tweeted in the early hours of June 24, before defending herself to a fan who criticized her for her problems with her stepmother by writing, "I've been with her since she was back in Hawaii. Our family isn't perfect, but we're family."