After spending several days in a medically induced coma, Beth Chapman of Dog the Bounty Hunter and Dog and Beth: On the Hunt, passed away.
Beth’s husband, Duane “Dog” Chapman shared the sad news early on Wednesday (June 26), saying that she “hiked the stairway to heaven” around 5:32 AM Hawaii time.
“We all love you, Beth. See you on the other side,” Dog 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.
— Duane Dog Chapman (@DogBountyHunter) June 26, 2019
Prior to her death, the family maintained hope that Beth would pull through her health troubles as she always did in the past.
The reality TV star first underwent surgery in 2017 to remove cancer from her throat, but the procedure was not a success. Doctors eventually discovered the cancer had returned, and Beth underwent another surgery in November 2018.
She has been experiencing continued health issues ever since. Family spokeswoman Mona Wood-Sword told FOX News that Beth was hospitalized in Hawaii on Friday (June 21) “after having difficulty breathing and passing out momentarily and that doctors put her in a coma to spare her from pain during treatment.”
Dog and Beth’s 20-year-old daughter, Bonnie, shared a photo from her mother’s bedside just hours before her passing. The photo shows Bonnie holding her mother’s hand, with the caption originally reading, “So thankful to call you my mother.”
After the news of her mother’s passing was announced by her father, Bonnie updated her post. The updated caption included Bonnie’s reaction to the sad news, and read “Rest In Peace, mom. I love you so much.”
She also reacted to the news on Twitter. Sharing her dad’s announcement, Bonnie added, “Love you forever mom. You’ve got a halo now.”
Love you forever mom. You’ve got a halo now. https://t.co/YV8TdIDqBe
— Bonnie Chapman (@Bonniejoc) June 26, 2019
Look through Bonnie’s slideshow of photos above to see Beth during some of the happiest moments in her life. She had such a bright personality, and you can tell she was beloved by her family.
Our hearts go out to Dog, Bonnie, and all of her loved ones as they mourn their loss. May Beth rest in peace…