'Dog the Bounty Hunter' star Beth Chapman dies at 51


Beth Chapman has died at the age of 51.

The reality star, who appeared on "Dog the Bounty Hunter" alongside her husband, Duane Chapman, for eight seasons, lost her battle with cancer on Wednesday, TMZ reports. Chapman had been placed in a medically-induced coma in a Honolulu, Hawaii hospital, over the weekend.

Duane confirmed the news on Twitter, writing, "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."

She was initially diagnosed with stage II throat cancer in 2017 before announcing later that year that she was cancer free. However, the cancer returned in November 2018.

Duane had been keeping fans up to date on Beth's condition since the weekend, when he tweeted, "Please say your prayers for Beth right now thank you love you." He also shared a sweet photo of her hand in the hospital bed, calling attention to her manicured nails.

Chapman had four children: Dominic, Cecily, Bonnie Jo and Garry, the latter two of which she shared with Dog, whom she married in 2006. They met when she was 19, and he was 35.

The grandmother of 14 also had custody of one of her granddaughters, whose mother, Barbara Katy, died in a car crash the day before Beth's wedding.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 07: Duane "Dog" Chapman and Beth Chapman sighting on March 07, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by David Aguilera/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 07: Duane "Dog" Chapman and Beth Chapman sighting on March 07, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by David Aguilera/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Duane 'Dog the Bounty Hunter" Chapman (L) and Beth Chapman attend the Vettys Presidential Inaugural Ball at Hay-Adams Hotel on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Teresa Kroeger/Getty Images)
WAIKIKI, HI - SEPTEMBER 12: Duane 'Dog' Chapman and his wife Beth Chapman arrive at the CBS 'Hawaii Five-0' Sunset On The Beach Season 6 Premire Event at Queen's Surf Beach on September 12, 2015 in Waikiki, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: (L-R) Chairwoman of Vettys Inaugural Ball Assal Ravandi, Duane 'Dog the Bounty Hunter" Chapman, and Beth Chapman attend the Vettys Presidential Inaugural Ball at Hay-Adams Hotel on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Teresa Kroeger/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 04: Beth Chapman, Duane "Dog" Chapman, and guests attend the 2014 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 4, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 04: Beth Chapman (L) and Duane "Dog" Chapman attend the 2014 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 4, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 05: (L-R) Katie Cook and TV personalities Duane Dog Lee Chapman and Beth Chapman attend the 2013 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 5, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 05: TV personalities Duane Dog Lee Chapman and Beth Chapman attend the 2013 CMT Music Awards - After Party at Rocketown on June 5, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 05: TV personalities Duane Dog Lee Chapman and Beth Chapman pose at the Wonderwall portrait studio during the 2013 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 5, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Wonderwall)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 05: (L-R) Darius Rucker, Beth Chapman and Duane Dog Lee Chapman attend the 2013 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 5, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 05: TV personalities Beth Chapman and Duane Dog Lee Chapman speak onstage during the 2013 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 5, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 05: TV personality Duane "Dog" Chapman (L) and Beth Smith attend the 2013 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 5, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 07: Duane 'Dog' Chapman and Beth Smith arrive at the 48th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 7, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 07: Duane Lee 'Dog' Chapman and Beth Chapman attend the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 7, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/ACMA2013/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 07: TV personalities Duane Lee "Dog" Chapman and Beth Chapman of Dog the Bounty Hunter arrives at the 48th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 7, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 06: TV personalities Duane 'Dog' Chapman and Beth Chapman attend The ACM Experience during the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on April 6, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jerod Harris/ACMA2013/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 05: Duane Chapman, aka Dog the Bounty Hunter (L) and Beth Chapman attend the ACM Experience during the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on April 5, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jerod Harris/ACMA2013/Getty Images for ACM)
TV personalities Duane 'Dog the Bounty Hunter' Chapman and wife, Beth Smith arrive at Comedy Central's Roast of Charlie Sheen held at Sony Studios in Culver City. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
TV personalities Duane 'Dog the Bounty Hunter' Chapman and wife, Beth Smith arrive at Comedy Central's Roast of Charlie Sheen held at Sony Studios in Culver City. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
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Chapman became a licensed bail bondsman at the age of 29, which made her the youngest in Colorado state history at the time. Her stepdaughter, Lyssa, later broke her record at the age of 19. Beth would go on to become the president of the Professional Bail Agents of the United States.

Beth and Duane also starred on "Dog and Beth: On the Hunt," which ran for three seasons until 2015. The couple was in the process of filming a new show for WGN called "Dog's Most Wanted," which was reportedly planning on placing heavy emphasis on Beth's health troubles.

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