Heartbroken Fans Mourn Beth Chapman after She Loses Her Battle with Cancer
It is with a broken heart and tears in their eyes that fans pen a painful farewell to “Dog the Bounty Hunter” star, Beth Chapman, after losing a long, well-fought battle with throat cancer.
Beth Chapman was a ticking time bomb after being diagnosed with a terminal illness, yet she fought a hard battle with positivity and endless support from her family and fans. Sadly, it was a fight that was almost impossible to win -- and so after a few years, she lost.
After her husband, Duane “Dog” Chapman, shared a painful tweet announcing his wife’s death, fans of the 51-year-old Chapman matriarch mourn her loss through pain and sadness expressed on social media.
“It’s 5:32 in Hawaii, this is the time she would wake up to go hike Koko Head mountain,” Dog wrote. “Only today, she hiked the stairway to heaven. We all love you, Beth. See you on the other side.”
“I’m at a lost for words and my heart is breaking for you and the family/friends. You know she will take over heaven & will be in charge before God even knows it.”
“Beth’s faith in the Lord was amazing! She is a truly going to be missed!” wrote another. “May Jesus bring you comfort in this time. Stay strong together as a family. Beth loved u all with all her [heart emoji] and strength! She fought to live for all of you.”
The Chapman family’s rep told PEOPLE that the reality star passed away at 5:32 am on Wednesday, which was also the exact time she would usually hike to Koko Head, as her husband mentioned. Chapman’s final moments were spent “surrounded by family and Dog was there, holding her hand.”
Despite having cancer, Chapman carried on with her regular activities, even filming for their reality show, going on dates, and partying regularly. During her first diagnosis, she went through a 13-hour surgery to remove the tumor.
While it was a success, the cancer returned a year later, but this time worse -- she was terminally ill. However, Chapman fought till the very end, and never showed signs of defeat to her family, friends, and fans.