News broke yesterday that after only three months after the death of his wife, Duane Champman was rushed to the hospital.
Beth died aged fifty-one, after a grueling battle with throat and lung cancer on June 26th, 2019.
The couple's daughter, Bonnie Chapman, has taken to Instagram following her dad's hospitalization. The family has certainly had a tough year, as Bonnie explains in her post.
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Dog first met Beth in 1986.She was only nineteen years old and Dog was already married, but this didn't stop the pair from striking up an on-off relationship. They went their separate ways when Beth married her first husband, Keith Barmore, although the marriage ended in divorce.
They reunited in 1995.
Dog the Bounty Hunter.The TV show, Dog the Bounty Hunter, is based on the life and experiences of Duane, who bounty hunts for a living. The pair partnered up to work together shortly after rekindling their relationship, and Beth began starring alongside him as his show grew in popularity. They also created a spin-off show: Dog & Beth: On The Hunt.
They put in some pretty hard work.
The couple well and truly made a name for themselves.
But Beth announced some tragic news in September 2017.
The heartbreaking realization...
Beth wanted to "spend her last days on the hunt."Metro, speaking to The Daily Mail in March, Dog said, "My baby has cancer and she is fighting like hell. I've cried a lot over this because is my everything."
Beth was put into a medically induced coma.
She "wasn't reacting well" when she arrived at the ER.TMZ, medics first put her under mild sedation but she quickly fell into a full medically-induced coma.
Praying for a miracle...
Please say your prayers for Beth right now thank you love you— Duane Dog Chapman (@Duane Dog Chapman)1561272467.0
Her family was with her the entire time.
You all know how she is about HER NAILS !! https://t.co/w8iWMYrWZd— Duane Dog Chapman (@Duane Dog Chapman)1561428791.0
She passed away today at home in Hawaii at 5am.
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 st… https://t.co/csllvQQA8P— Duane Dog Chapman (@Duane Dog Chapman)1561564480.0
"She hiked the stairway to heaven"...Metro, the family sends out their sincere thanks to everyone for their prayers throughout Beth's battle with cancer.
The world lost an amazing person that day.
Tributes rolled in.
So thankful I got your beautiful smile. https://t.co/4yRhAwh9xd— Bonnie Chapman (@Bonnie Chapman)1561568899.0
Earlier, she'd shared something even more moving.
Love you 💖 https://t.co/3PcSlxOfMv— Bonnie Chapman (@Bonnie Chapman)1561512967.0
Tributes came from outside the family, too.
Lost a friend today. Sending lots of love and prayers to @DogBountyHunter, the children and family. We will miss yo… https://t.co/U26oxLPEp8— Crystal Gayle (@Crystal Gayle)1561575361.0
There were professional tributes, too.
We are deeply saddened by the tragic news that @MrsdogC lost her battle with cancer today. She was an exceptional w… https://t.co/PwLQ4tFftK— WGN America (@WGN America)1561569539.0
Some of the tributes were a little surprising.
Rest in peace Beth Chapman… a good lady and a great American. https://t.co/lZmWZTAEjk— Jeanine Pirro (@Jeanine Pirro)1561571219.0
The media also paid homage.
Rest in peace, Beth. ❤️ https://t.co/RuMzQvUJfE— Us Weekly (@Us Weekly)1561604700.0
Some tweets gave us a more personal insight into Beth.
You could tell so much about #BethChapman by these messages we shared over the years. What a kind, empathetic woman… https://t.co/3GqwFXF0vp— Perez (@Perez)1561582718.0
And that's not all.
Today, we lost a titan of the bail industry, Beth Chapman. We were extremely sad to hear the news, and she left us… https://t.co/mMu8dWasZ1— American Bail Coalition (@American Bail Coalition)1561577775.0
The tributes weren't just online, either.
Fans leaving flowers and balloons at bounty hunter Dog Chapman's souvenir store in Edgewater, after learning his wi… https://t.co/MbeEdwKFJU— Jim Benemann (@Jim Benemann)1561586609.0
And it seemed that Bonnie was pleased about this.
If you’d like to pay respects, feel free to. https://t.co/fuOsOBm27Q— Bonnie Chapman (@Bonnie Chapman)1561591374.0
Duane has spoke out.He was spotted outside the home that he had shared with Beth in Hawaii and broke down in tears as he spoke to reporters about his loss.
After the family returned home, they left an homage on their drive.
https://t.co/iErraH1ddH— Bonnie Chapman (@Bonnie Chapman)1561592956.0