She will be missed. WGN America shared a heartfelt message about Beth Chapman after news broke about her death on Wednesday, June 26, calling her “a fighter until the end” in the caption of their tribute video. The network also released a statement about the incredible person she was.
“We are deeply saddened by the tragic news that Beth Chapman lost her battle with cancer today,” it began. “She was an exceptional woman, fiercely loyal and passionate about her family and she was a true joy to work with. All of us at WGN America will miss her tremendously. Our thoughts and prayers are with Duane, her family, loved ones and millions of fans.” The network is currently in production on Dog’s Most Wanted, and only a few months ago Beth was taking down felons.
Duane “Dog” Chapman, 66, sadly confirmed via Twitter on June 26 that his wife passed away at the age of 51 after a long battle with cancer. “It’s 5:32 in Hawaii,” he wrote. “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.” Two days ago, the reality star shared a photo of her glamorous manicure from her hospital bed. “You all know how she is about HER NAILS,” he wrote.
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
Prior to her passing, Beth starred on the popular shows Dog the Bounty Hunter, Dog and Beth: On the Hunt and Dog’s Most Wanted. News of her death comes just days after she was admitted into the ICU at the Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu on June 22, where she was placed under a medically induced coma. After fans found out that she lost her cancer battle, several took to social media to share their condolences, and many praised her bravery during such tough times.
Beth inspired people all over the world by staying strong, despite her ongoing struggles. She was first diagnosed with stage 2 throat cancer back in September 2017 and was later in remission by that December. Unfortunately, in November 2018, she was rushed to the hospital again and had to undergo emergency surgery to remove a life-threatening blockage in her throat. Afterwards, Beth learned that her stage 2 throat cancer had returned. Beth decided to try alternative treatments for cancer instead of chemotherapy this time, and revealed she was just taking it one day at a time.
“It [tries] but I rebuke that,” Beth said about how she stayed positive. “I ask God to bind that spirit and keep those thoughts from my head. I’m no different I have good days and bad.”
We’re keeping the Chapman family in our thoughts.