A&E Plans Simple Beth Chapman Tribute During ‘Dog the Bounty Hunter’ Marathon
On Monday (July 1), A&E's Dog the Bounty Hunter block will include a tribute to Beth Chapman, the late co-star of the reality show.
Each episode in the four-hour block will include an onscreen "In Memoriam" tribute to Beth, who died this week after a two-year battle with cancer. The network tells TMZ a marathon of Dog the Bounty Hunter episodes are in the works in the coming weeks.
"We are very saddened by the loss of Beth Chapman and our thoughts are with Dog and the entire Chapman family during this difficult time," an A&E rep told the website.
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Chapman died on June 26, with her husband Duane "Dog" Chapman sharing on Twitter, "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."
Beth Chapman was first diagnosed with Stage II throat cancer in 2017, but was given a clean bill of health a few months later. In November of 2018, however, she revealed that her cancer had returned. After having a breathing issue at home on June 22 she was admitted to the ICU at Hawaii's Queen's Medical Center and put in a medically induced coma. Family would later say they expected her to recover.
Dog the Bounty Hunter aired on A&E from 2004-12. Two spin-offs aired on CMT and a third is set to begin on WGN in 2019. Dog's Most Wanted follows the same plot but Season 1 will also follow Beth Chapman's cancer battle.
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