A&E airing 'Dog the Bounty Hunter' tribute to Beth Chapman
This week, Beth Chapman, star of 'Dog the Bounty Hunter', passed away after a two year battle with cancer.
The 51-year-old's condition deteriorated last weekend at her home in Hawaii when she suffered what TMZ described as a choking incident. She was subsequently placed in a medically induced coma, her husband Duane revealed in a statement.
It was hoped that the medically induced coma would give Beth more time after her cancer was declared terminal last year. However, she was unable to pull through after the choking incident and passed away on Wednesday morning.
Prior to Beth's death, Duane shared a picture of her nails from her hospital bed:
Beth was first diagnosed with throat cancer in 2017. She was subsequently given the all clear before the disease returned last year and spread to her lungs.
In the statement which was released by Hawaii New Now, the family sent "sincere thanks to everyone for their prayers throughout Beth's battle with cancer."
A&E representatives said of Beth's death:
"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."
Now, to celebrate Beth's life, the TV network that made her and her husband stars, A&E, will be airing a tribute to the 51-year-old. This will consist, naturally, of 'Dog the Bounty Hunter' episodes followed by in memoriam tributes to Beth, per TMZ.
It follows the former convict, Duane, as he hunts down criminals. Duane was convicted of first-degree murder in 1976 and sentenced to five years behind bars at a Texas prison. However, he only ended up serving 18 months.
A&E began airing the show, which spanned for eight seasons, back in 2004.
TMZ also reports that the network is planning a marathon of Dog the Bounty Hunter episodes in the coming weeks.