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Beth Chapman, reality TV star and Hawaii bounty hunter, dies after long battle with cancer

  • Video by Allison Schaefers / aschaefers@staradvertiser.com

    Fans paid tribute to Beth Chapman at her Portlock home following the news of her death Wednesday morning. Duane "Dog" Chapman recalled memories of his wife and urged fans to send flowers instead of monetary donations.

  • KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR ADVERTISER

    Mary Needham’s tears flowed as she added two bouquets of flowers Wednesday to the growing memorial for Beth Chapman at the family’s driveway in Hawaii Kai. Beth Chapman, born in Colorado, died early Wednesday morning at age 51 after a battle with cancer.

  • STAR-ADVERTISER / 2007

    Beth Chapman, left, and her husband, Duane “Dog” Chapman in Honolulu in 2007.

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS

    Beth Chapman and Duane Chapman arrive at the CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena, in Nashville, Tenn., in June 2014.

  • DENNIS ODA / JAN. 25, 2019

    Da Kine Bail Bonds co-owner Beth Chapman poses for a photo in the Honolulu office of the business before it closed in January.

  • STAR-ADVERTISER / 2014

    Beth Chapman, left, celebrates the 61st birthday of her husband, Duane “Dog” Chapman, in the Monarch Room at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel in 2014.

  • KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR ADVERTISER

    Duane Lee Chapman Sr., known as Dog Chapman, center, held a news conference Wednesday in front of his home after Beth’s death. Dog is joined by his investigator, David Robinson, left, daughter Lyssa Chapman, Beth’s best friend Rainy Robinson and daughter Cecily Barmore. In the Chapmans’ driveway is parked Beth’s car, with the vanity plate “MRSDOG.”

  • DENNIS ODA / JAN. 25

    “BETH” Alice Elizabeth Chapman / 1967-2019

  • KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR ADVERTISER

    Brian Carey put his arm around Mary Needham as they observed a memorial for Beth Chapman Wednesday.

She was deemed cancer free in November 2017, but emergency throat surgery a year later revealed that the disease had returned. Read more

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