Duane 'Dog' Chapman and Beth Were Working on Their New Show Just Days before Her Passing
Duane Chapman and Beth were reportedly working on their new show days before she passed away, amid concerns that the show might get cancelled.
Duane Chapman and Beth were like two peas in a pod; their partnership extended beyond real-life to on-screen where they teamed up to catch “bad guys” together.
According to TMZ, the couple continued to work as a team until her hospitalization last Saturday due to breathing problems, and eventual death on Wednesday morning.
Duane and Beth were reportedly working in the days leading up to her hospitalization, but they were not shooting when she passed out in their home in Hawaii. The couple has been actively shooting for months their new series “Dog Most Wanted,” and were reportedly in the last phase.
Beth Chapman was supposed to shoot more scenes for the season finale, and a source in the production crew told TMZ that it is unclear if shooting will continue.
According to the news outlet, shooting will continue if Duane gives the go-ahead, but should the reality star not feel up to it, the showrunners would use the footage they already have to wrap up the season.
Earlier this month, WGN America — the network showing DMW — released a short video trailer of the bounty hunting show.
Amid the clips of the couple going after wanted fugitives, the head bounty hunter is seen kissing Beth while she lay in a hospital bed.
The deceased bounty hunter died from complications from cancer after battling it for so long. The father-of-twelve announced her passing with a tweet, informing their fans that Beth had taken a hike up the stairs of heaven.
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
In a past interview, Duane, who described the deceased bounty hunter as his strength said she was not willing to slow down despite her ill health.
The Chapman family patriarch added that Beth told him that if the last few months were the last days of her life, she wanted to spend them with him on the hunt, doing what she loved.
The bounty hunting couple became famous after their previous show “Dog the Bounty Hunter” premiered in 2004 on A&E network. They also had spinoffs like “Dog and Beth: On the Hunt" and "Dog and Beth: Fight of their Lives." Following Beth’s death, fans are concerned that DMW might get cancelled and not air as expected.
However, there is no information from the Chapman family at this time that suggests a cancellation, and WGN in their condolence tweet did not hint at the show not airing.
We are deeply saddened by the tragic news that @MrsdogC lost her battle with cancer today. She was an exceptional woman, all of us at #WGNAmerica will miss her tremendously. Our thoughts and prayers are with @DogBountyHunter, her family, loved ones and millions of fans. pic.twitter.com/18YQBrHWec— WGN America (@wgnamerica) June 26, 2019
Beth Chapman, the bounty hunter, wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, fought her cancer until she drew her last breath, and she spent her last days doing what she loved, with the man who saw her as “his everything.”
Rest in peace Beth!