Beth Chapman, Dog the Bounty Hunter Star and Wife, Dies at 51

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Beth Chapman, who is best known for starring alongside her husband, Duane "Dog" Chapman on Dog the Bounty Hunter, has died. 

She was 51 years old. 

Duane confirmed the news of his wife's passing on Wednesday. 

Beth Chapman at CMT Awards

"It’s 5:32 in Hawaii, this is the time she would wake up to go hike Koko Head mountain," he shared in a heartbreaking post on Twitter. 

"Only today, she hiked the stairway to heaven. We all love you, Beth. See you on the other side."

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Chapman was diagnosed with Stage 2 throat cancer in September 2017. It was removed shortly after, but it returned in 2018. 

She underwent emergency surgery at the time to remove a tumor from her throat that had been obstructing her breathing. 

Beth and Duane Chapman

It was subsequently revealed that the cancer had spread through her throat and lungs. 

Chapman was admitted to a Hawaii hospital over the weekend, and reports quickly emerged that she was placed in a medically induced coma. 

"Please say your prayers for Beth right now," Dog wrote online at the time. "Thank you love you."

E! News reported on Tuesday that Beth was still in a coma. 

Duane Chapman and Beth Chapman

"Beth is one of the strongest people I've ever known, and if anyone can beat this, it's her," the agent said in this statement on Tuesday, adding:

"No matter what happens, she and the family have placed all of their hope, faith, and trust in God. Other than that, I'd just ask that all of her and Duane's fans keep Beth and the entire family in their prayers."

The Chapmans were slated for a TV return with Dog's Most Wanted on WGN America before Beth's condition worsened. 

Beth Chapman Attends TCA Press Tour

It was said to chronicle her battle with cancer, but it's unclear whether the show will ever see the light of day. 

We extend our thoughts and prayers to the Chapman family at this difficult time. 

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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