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Dog the Bounty Hunter’s wife, Beth Chapman, has died

Jonna Miller
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Beth Chapman is pictured at the 2013 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena in this file photo. Chapman died June 26, 2019.

Bounty hunter Beth Chapman, who gained fame along with her husband Duane “Dog” Chapman on reality TV, died today at the age of 51.

The Associated Press reports: A family spokeswoman, Mona Wood-Sword, said in a statement that Chapman died early Wednesday at Queen’s Medical Center after an almost 2-year battle with cancer.

Chapman was diagnosed with throat cancer in September 2017 after getting a nagging cough checked out. A tumor was removed and she was declared cancer-free. But in November 2018, she was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer.

Her husband tweeted the news:

The pair, along with their extended family, appeared on “Dog the Bounty Hunter” from 2003-2012. The show followed the exploits as the family chased bond jumpers in Hawaii.

Born Alice Elizabeth Smith in Denver, Chapman had lived in Honolulu since 1989. In 2006, she and Duane Chapman, the self-proclaimed world’s best bounty hunter, married during a sunset ceremony at a Big Island resort after being together for 16 years.

Duane Chapman gained fame after he nabbed serial rapist and Max Factor heir Andrew Luster in Mexico in 2003.

“Dog the Bounty Hunter” was canceled in 2012. They later starred in Country Music Television’s “Dog & Beth: On the Hunt.”

Funeral services are expected to be held in Honolulu and Colorado, Wood-Sword said.

Jonna Miller is a Tribune-Review features editor. You can contact Jonna at 724-850-1270, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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