Beth Chapman, star of the reality show "Dog The Bounty Hunter," passed away at the age of 51 after being placed in a medically induced coma.
The news was confirmed by her husband, Duane "Dog" Chapman. He wrote 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."
Chapman passed away at the Queen's Medical Centre in Hawaii. She was surrounded by her loved ones; including her mother, who had flown in from the mainland.
Chapman had been battling stage two throat cancer in September 2017. Her surgery was successful, but the cancerous cells returned in November 2018.
Her family yesterday told reporters that her condition "was very grave" and they feared she might not wake up from the coma.
She was hospitalized over the weekend after having difficulty breathing. Doctors had trouble inserting her intravenous tubes as she was extremely agitated.
As reported by E Online, a family member said in a statement that Beth was one of the "strongest people [they have] ever known," and added:
"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."
Beth and Duane are most famously known for their Hawaii-based bounty hunting and bail bonds business, as well as their reality TV show, "Dog the Bounty Hunter."