‘Dog the Bounty Hunter’ Star Beth Chapman’s Death Prompts Reactions: ‘Gone but Not Forgotten’

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Senior Reporter
Jack Phillips is a reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
June 26, 2019 Updated: June 26, 2019

The death of ‘Dog the Bounty Hunter’ star Beth Chapman on June 26 prompted reactions from fans.

Beth Chapman, married to Duane “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Chapman, passed away at a Hawaii hospital on the morning of June 26. Before her death, she was placed in a medically induced coma, said a family representative.

Duane Chapman confirmed her death on Twitter.

“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,” he tweeted.

Beth, 51, had been battling cancer since 2017.

Fans reacted to her death after Duane confirmed the news.

“Dear Chapman family. We are mourning with you. Beth was a beautiful soul inside and out and her energy and love for her family will truly be missed. I trust she’s in a better place painless and full of life. I will keep you all in my prayers today and always. RIP BETH,” wrote one person.

Added another: “Sorry for your family’s loss. She will never be forgotten.”

“I’m so sorry you Bethy died this morning. I’m at a lost for words and my heart is breaking for you and the family/friends. You know she will take over heaven & will be in charge before God even knows it. God Bless you,” wrote another.

“Rest now the fight is over, condolence in blessing in the family’s time of grief. May you celebrate and find solace in the fact that she is with her Heavenly Father and will never have pain again. God Bless!” wrote one person.

Said another, “My deepest condolences to you and your family. I’m saddened beyond words. God bless Beth and May she rest in eternal peace.”

Before her passing, the two spoke about faith in dealing with her cancer diagnosis.

“Faith is probably the number one thing in our lives, no matter what we’re faced with. … Through this cancer episode, we had to drum up as much faith as we could. And the Bible talks about having faith as small as a mustard seed. And that’s not much. … And I thank God that we had at least that much faith to get her through that,” Duane said several years ago about her cancer during the first bout.

The reality TV star said at the time that he’s sticking with his wife no matter what.

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From the reality television show “Dog The Bounty Hunter” Beth Smith (L) and Duane ‘Dog’ Chapman arrive to A&E Television Networks Upfront celebration held at Rockefeller Center in New York City on April 21, 2005. (Fernando Leon/Getty Images)

“When we made a pledge many years ago, I said I’d love her in sickness and in health until death do us part,” he told People magazine of his marriage. “And that truth has really, really come alive in my mind. And I have to stand on that; I gave her an oath that I would love her forever. And thank God it’s not till death do us part at this point.”

Beth first revealed she was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2017.

“After months of a nagging cough, a routine checkup resulted in a diagnosis of stage 2 throat cancer,” she wrote at the time. “I have what is referred to as a T2 Tumor in my throat that is blocking my breathing. My doctors are suggesting immediate treatment and surgery before the disease progresses.”

Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Senior Reporter
Jack Phillips is a reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.