She had earlier been in a medically induced coma from which she was not expected to recover. She had stage 4 throat cancer and had been battling the deadly disease since 2017.
Duane "Dog" Chapman announced with a broken heart today that his wife and partner Beth Chapman has passed away. She had been in a medically induced coma since Saturday and was not expected to recover.
In a tweet, he said, "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."
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
Beth was 51 when she passed away. She had been fighting stage 4 throat cancer. She had been experiencing difficulty breathing and was choking when she was taken to the ICU at the Queen's Medical Center in Hawaii.
Earlier yesterday, reports claimed that her mother had flown from the mainland to be by her side and her children and grandchildren also gathered to say their farewell. Her family had expected her to recover, especially her husband. They had also planned to do another spin-off of their original bounty hunting reality show. However, the fate of that is unknown at the moment.
The couple had initially said in 2017 that she was diagnosed with stage 2 throat cancer. She was in remission after surgery but in 2018, the cancer made a comeback. She had undergone surgery for the tumor to be removed in November 2018. The emergency surgery took place in Los Angeles for a blockage in her throat that was making it difficult to breathe.
“It is serious,” lawyer Andrew Brettler to Hawaii News Now. “But she has excellent doctors who are evaluating her treatment options.”
Dog had asked fans to pray for her then and now. He lost his romantic and creative partner.
Her fans poured in their love for the strong woman who kept criminals off the street. One person said, "Heavenly father put your loving arms around this family draw them close to you and comfort them during these days ahead, In Jesus name Amen." While another said, " I don't know what to say. I am so heartbroken for all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. We love you Beth. Fly high beautiful angel."
May her soul rest in peace.