Beth Chapman, wife of bounty hunter reality TV star, dies

The A&E series "Dog the Bounty Hunter" was canceled in 2012. The Chapmans later starred in other similar reality shows.
Duane 'Dog' Chapman, with then-Beth Smith, left, attends the Hollywood Christmas Parade in 2009 in Los Angeles. [AP Photo/Earl Gibson III]
Duane 'Dog' Chapman, with then-Beth Smith, left, attends the Hollywood Christmas Parade in 2009 in Los Angeles. [AP Photo/Earl Gibson III]
Published June 26

By JENNIFER KELLEHER

Associated Press

HONOLULU — Beth Chapman, the brash, buxom and blonde wife and co-star of "Dog the Bounty Hunter" reality TV star Duane "Dog" Chapman has died.

A family spokeswoman, Mona Wood-Sword, said in a statement that Beth Chapman died early Wednesday at Queen's Medical Center after an almost 2-year battle with cancer. She was 51.

She was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2017. A tumor was removed and she was cancer-free. But she was later diagnosed with lung cancer.

Doctors at a Honolulu hospital put her in a coma last week to relieve her pain.

In 2016, Chapman was elected president of the Professional Bail Agents of the United States.

The A&E series "Dog the Bounty Hunter" was canceled in 2012. The Chapmans later starred in other similar reality shows.

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