‘Dog the Bounty Hunter’ star gets emotional as he opens up about his father’s passing

Apr 04, 2018
04:57 A.M.
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Kaleo Padilla has always been the trusted security specialist for the Dog the Bounty Hunter’s stars and this time, he needs the comfort as his father passed away. His death was not specified.


He posted an emotional tribute to his dad on Facebook, after his dad’s passing on Tuesday. He posted a candid photo of his father, Rodney Padilla, in a beach outfit including a visor pulled low over his eyes and a smile on his face. AmoMama gathered info from Pop Culture.

On his Facebook account, Kaleo wrote:

“Love you Dad with all my heart. Can’t say enough about you. Just wish I had a little more time with you.”


He tagged his dad in the post and his sincere statement of sadness drew hundreds of responses from friends and fans. The post has been shared nearly 200 times and the comment section was filled with messages of condolences, love, and support. Some comments included:

“Brother my condolences o you and yo Ohana [sic]”

“Sorry for your loss [K]aleo. [K}eeping you and your family in prayers.”

“Sending love and hugs and many blessings to you Bruddah Kaleo and your ‘Ohana’. May you celebrate your Dad’s life through many happy memories Aloha.”

“Sorry for your loss kaleo. I’ve known your dad since I was a little boy growing up in nalo he’s a good man that will be missed by all that knew him.”


“Kaleo, I’m so sorry for your loss!! I lost my dad in November. Hold onto these memories!! Praying for you and your family.”


Beth Chapman posted the same snap on Facebook. She also wrote her own message of mourning and tribute.

“It is with the deepest sadness that we say goodbye. Please keep Kaleo Padilla a cherished member of our Dog the Bounty Hunter family in your prayers as he [mourns] the death of his father. We love you bruddha, [Gone but not forgotten].”

AmoMama grieves with Dog the Bounty Hunter family and sends our condolences to Kaleo.