Beth Chapman dead: Who is Dog the Bounty Hunter’s wife and how did she die?

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BETH CHAPMAN has passed away at the age of 51 following a long battle with cancer.

She had been placed in a medically-induced coma prior to her death after experiencing breathing difficulties. Here’s all you need to know.

Dog the bounty hunter and Beth Chapman
Beth Chapman has been placed in a medically-induced coma as she continues to battle throat cancer
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Did the Dog the Bounty Hunter’s wife Beth Chapman died?

Beth’s death was confirmed by her husband Duane (Dog the Bounty Hunter), who announced her passing on Twitter.

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.”

Before the news of her death broke Hawaii News Now reported that the 51-year-old was placed in the coma by staff at Queen’s Medical Centre in Hawaii.

TMZ then claimed Beth – real name Alice Elizabeth – was “not expected to recover” and sources reported that the family are “preparing for the worst”.

However, Dog seemed to slam the report by tweeting: “90% of what you’re hearing is fake news. I don’t mean to be nasty but some are filling in the blanks. @wgnamerica will be releasing an accurate update soon. Please keep prayers coming!”

Beth was diagnosed with stage II throat cancer in early 2017 and a special programme was made for A&E Network.

It focused around her battle called Dog and Beth: Fight of Their Lives which aired on November 27 in 2017.

It included the 13-hour surgery Beth underwent to remove a Stage 2 tumour and the aftermath.

Beth was rushed to hospital on November 27, 2018, to remove a life-threatening blockage in her throat.

Beth’s battle with cancer began in 2017

The couple returned home to Colorado for Beth’s recovery.

In mid December, 2018, the reality TV star asked fans to “pray” for his wife after revealing her “incurable” throat cancer had spread to her lungs.

Chapman says wife Beth is “not doing good” but he’s determined to “keep everything positive”.

In an interview with InTouch Weekly at the time, Duane said: “I have to keep faith, I am the leader of the family.”

Then on June 23, Dog took to Twitter and asked his fans: “Please say your prayers for Beth right now thank you love you”.

Dog and Beth rose to fame due to their reality TV series
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Who is Dog the Bounty Hunter?

Duane “Dog” Chapman is an American bounty hunter and former bail bondsman.

He was born in February 1953 in Denver, Colorado, USA, and is the eldest of four children

Duane was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to five years in a Texas prison.

He served 18 months. While he was in prison his first wife LaFonda Sue Honeycutt divorced him and married his best friend.

Duane and LaFonda have two children together.

His second wife was Anne Tegnell with whom he had three children, before wedding third wife Lyssa Rae Brittain, who also had three children.

He had no children with fourth wife Tawny Marie before marrying Beth in 2006.

He met Alice Elizabeth “Beth” Barmore in 1986 when she was 19 and they have two children together.

Duane and Beth rose to fame due to his TV show Dog the Bounty Hunter which started in 2004 and ran until 2012.


What’s Dog the Bounty Hunter’s net worth?

Dog reportedly has a net worth of $6million (£4.7m).

His income comes mainly from his bounty hunting and bail bonds business and TV shows.

Wife Beth is believed to be worth $2m (£1.6m), also mainly coming from her part in Dog’s business and TV appearances.

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