Beth Chapman, who started the popular reality series “Dog the Bounty Hunter” with her husband Duane “Dog” Chapman, died on Wednesday. She was 51 and passed away in a Honolulu hospital.
Beth was recently placed in a medically induced coma as she was battling cancer. She died early morning and was surrounded by her family at her last moments.
She and her husband became popular among the masses because of their hit reality show. It chronicled the adventures of their family-owned bounty hunting business. The show initially started in 2004, and because it was an instant hit, it ran till 2012.
Duane Chapman shared the news of her passing away on his Twitter handle. He wrote “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.”
The couple first announced the bad news on their official Facebook account that she had been diagnosed with stage 2 throat cancer.
Beth was born in Denver, Colorado and became the youngest woman to ever receive a bail license in her home state. Only her daughter, Baby Lyssa later broke this record. After entering the bail bond business, she devoted 30 years of her life to it.
Beth and Duane first met in 1986 and then dated each other multiple times. Finally, in 2006, they tied the knot. The couple has 12 children in total; together, they had two while they have 10 from previous relationship and marriage.