‘Dog the Bounty Hunter’ Star Beth Chapman Dies at 51, Family Says


Earlier today it was reported that Beth Chapman was "not expected to recover" from her coma.

Beth Chapman, wife of Duane "Dog" Chapman and bail bondswoman on the reality show Dog the Bounty Hunter, is reportedly still in a medically-induced coma, and her daughter Bonnie shared a tear-jerking Instagram post in tribute to her mom. I'm in no hurry to come and see you.' But when I did come and see him he came walking out there and I said, oh yes, he will be mine. Doctors then put her in a medically-induced coma to help spare her from pain while she receives treatment, family spokesperson Mona Wood-Sword told the Associated Press.

It was in 2003 when the two were catapulted into fame with their starring role in the popular reality series "Dog the Bounty Hunter", in which Dog pursued fugitives across Hawaii to Colorado alongside Chapman, his business partner Beth, and his sons Leland and Duane Lee.

Dog the Bounty Hunter and Beth Chapman at the Los Angeles International Airport on September 28, 2017. Duane took to social media at the time to ask fans for their prayers.

In 2016, Chapman was elected president of the Professional Bail Agents of the United States.

The couple raised 12 children together and split their time between homes in Hawaii and Colorado.

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Chapman, 51, had been battling cancer.

Beth Chapman raised 12 children with her husband and spent almost 30 years in the bail bond business, her website states. She underwent surgery later on to remove the tumor and the aftermath of that was also documented in their 2017 show later on in the year.

Our thoughts are with the Chapman family during this time. "I don't mean to be nasty but some are filling in the blanks", Duane wrote, before asking fans to "please keep prayers coming!" She opened up about the diagnosis on a television special called Dog & Beth: Fight of Their Lives.

"Beth was hospitalized Saturday due to an accumulation of fluid in her lungs", the statement read. After trying chemotherapy again, Beth chose to forego conventional treatments and turned to alternative methods in hopes curing her illness.

The couple were in the process of filming a new show, Dog's Most Wanted, that was announced by WGN America in January.