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
Dog the Bounty Hunter
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt
Dog's Most Wanted
Keith Barrymore[1]
(m. 1991; div. 1991)

Duane Chapman
(m. 2006; her death 2019)

Alice Elizabeth Chapman (née Smith, formerly Barrymore;[1] October 29, 1967 – June 26, 2019) was an American bounty hunter and reality star who appeared on the reality television shows Dog the Bounty Hunter, Dog and Beth: On the Hunt, and Dog's Most Wanted all with her husband Duane "Dog" Chapman.

Personal life[edit]

Chapman was born in Denver, Colorado, one of five children born to Garry L. Smith, a Brach's Candies salesman.[2] For some time she was a nightclub singer, waitress and clerk. She then had a passion for being a gymnast and an ice skater. 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.[1][3]


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. She died while the show was being produced.[4]


Chapman was diagnosed with stage 2 throat cancer in September 2017 and initially went into remission. However, the disease later spread to her lungs, resulting in a stage four diagnosis. 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. She died on June 26, 2019 of complications from cancer.[1] She was cremated after her death and some of her ashes were scattered at sea.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d "Beth Chapman Will Be Remembered With 2 Memorial Services". Us Weekly. June 27, 2019. Retrieved June 27, 2019.
  2. ^ "Beth Chapman". Retrieved July 3, 2019.
  3. ^ Respers France, Lisa (June 27, 2019). "Beth Chapman, 'Dog the Bounty Hunter' star, has died". CNN. Retrieved June 27, 2019.
  4. ^ McCarthy, Tyler (June 27, 2019). "Beth Chapman was reportedly filming show with husband 'Dog' days prior to her hospitalization". Fox News. Retrieved June 27, 2019.
  5. ^ "Beth Chapman fans want ashes". MSN. BANG Showbiz. July 19, 2019. Retrieved July 20, 2019.