Beth Chapman (bounty hunter)

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Beth Chapman
Dog Chapman's Wife Beth Smith.jpg
Chapman in 2010
Alice Elizabeth Smith

(1967-10-29)October 29, 1967
DiedJune 26, 2019(2019-06-26) (aged 51)
OccupationBounty hunter, reality TV star
Years active2004–2019
Notable work
Keith Alan Barmore[1]
(m. 1991; div. 1993)
(m. 2006)

Alice Elizabeth Chapman (October 29, 1967 – June 26, 2019) was an American bounty hunter and reality star who co-starred with her husband, Duane "Dog" Chapman, on the reality television shows Dog the Bounty Hunter, Dog and Beth: On the Hunt, and Dog's Most Wanted.

Personal life[edit]

Chapman was born in Denver, Colorado, one of five children born to Garry L. Smith, a Brach's Candies salesman.[2][unreliable source?] She trained as both a gymnast and ice skater. For some time she was a nightclub stripper, waitress and clerk. Chapman spent the majority of her early life in Colorado before moving to Honolulu to be with her future husband Duane Chapman, whom she married in 2006.[3][4]


Chapman starred in reality television shows alongside her husband Duane Chapman, most notably Dog the Bounty Hunter which originally was released in late 2004 and lasted 8 seasons until 2012. Chapman's final series was Dog's Most Wanted which was being filmed in 2019. She died while the show was being produced. Dog's Most Wanted features Beth getting the news of her terminal cancer and her fight with it over time before her death. The final episode is dedicated to her memory.[5]

Illness and death[edit]

Beth Chapman was diagnosed with stage two throat cancer in September 2017, and initially went into remission. However, the disease later spread to her lungs. In early 2019, Chapman began filming their new show, Dog's Most Wanted, and on June 22, during production, she was hospitalized and placed in a medically induced coma at The Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu, where she later died from complications from the illness on June 26.[6][7] According to her death certificate, her ashes were scattered at sea. In the final episode of Dog's Most Wanted, this event was shown along with footage from her memorial services in Hawaii and Colorado.[3]


  1. ^ Bueno, Antoinette (June 26, 2019). "Inside Beth and Duane 'Dog' Chapman's Complex Love Story and 13-Year Marriage". Yahoo!.
  2. ^ "Beth Chapman". Facebook. June 19, 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Beth Chapman Will Be Remembered With 2 Memorial Services". Us Weekly. June 27, 2019."Beth Chapman fans want ashes". MSNBC. BANG Showbiz. July 19, 2019.
  4. ^ France, Lisa Respers (June 27, 2019). "Beth Chapman, 'Dog the Bounty Hunter' star, has died". CNN. Retrieved June 27, 2019.
  5. ^ McCarthy, Tyler (June 27, 2019). "Beth Chapman was reportedly filming show with husband 'Dog' days prior to her hospitalization". Fox News.
  6. ^ "'Dog the Bounty Hunter' Co-Star Beth Chapman Dies Of Cancer". Honolulu Civil Beat. Retrieved May 11, 2021.
  7. ^ "Dog the Bounty Hunter Star Beth Chapman Dies at 51: 'She Hiked the Stairway to Heaven'". People Magazine. Retrieved May 11, 2021.

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