Beth Chapman, wife of ‘Dog the Bounty Hunter,’ dies at 51

HONOLULU -- Beth Chapman, wife of Duane "Dog" Chapman, has died.

Duane Chapman posted to Facebook Wednesday afternoon, "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."

WGN America said in a statement, "We are deeply saddened by the tragic news that Beth Chapman lost her battle with cancer today. 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 man known as "Dog the Bounty Hunter solicited prayers Sunday on his official Facebook page for his wife, who was placed in a medically induced coma as she battled cancer.

Beth Chapman, 51, and her husband found fame on the A&E reality series "Dog the Bounty Hunter," which chronicled the adventures of their family-owned bounty hunting business and aired from 2004 to 2012.

In September 2017 the couple used the official Facebook account to confirm a report that she had been diagnosed with Stage 2 throat cancer.

They revealed during an A&E special "Dog & Beth: Fight of Their Lives" in November 2017 that the cancer had been removed, but it came back last year.

Chapman had been keeping supporters updated on her cancer battle via social media.

In April, her husband released a statement regarding her being admitted to the hospital and later released.

"Beth was hospitalized Saturday due to an accumulation of fluid in her lungs," the statement read. "Doctors performed an emergency procedure to alleviate pressure that had built up."

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