Dog The Bounty Hunter’s wife Beth Chapman is being remembered with a shrine outside her family home.
Beth died on Wednesday in Honolulu, Hawaii at the age of 51 after a battle with cancer, leaving behind her husband, real name Duane Chapman, and four children as well as Dog’s kids from previous relationships.
Hours after announcing Beth’s death, the couple’s daughter Bonnie shared photos of touching tributes left outside the family home in Hawaii.
Flower petals have been strewn around Beth’s car and the driveway, while bouquets from well wishers have been placed along the front wall.
There’s also a portrait of Beth erected on an easel by the home’s entrance.
Encouraging others to pay their respects to the TV star, Bonnie said: ‘If you’d like to pay respects, feel free to.’
It’s the first time Bonnie has spoken out since Dog, 66, announced the death of his beloved wife.
In a heartfelt tweet, he said: ‘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.’
A family spokesperson added in a statement: ‘Duane and the Chapman Ohana [family] send their love and a sincere mahalo [thank you] to everyone who prayed for Beth throughout this journey.’
Beth was also remembered by WGN America, the network which aired the couple’s reality series Dog’s Most Wanted, saying: ‘We are deeply saddened by the tragic news that Beth Chapman lost her battle with cancer today.
‘She was an exceptional woman, fiercely loyal and passionate about her family and she was a true joy to work with. All of us at WGN America will miss her tremendously.
‘Our thoughts and prayers are with Duane, her family, loved ones and millions of fans.’
Beth died five days after being placed in a medically-induced coma towards the end of her battle with stage four lung cancer.
In 2017, the TV star announced that she had stage two cancer, before A&E aired a two-hour special called Dog and Beth: Fight Of Their Lives, which documented her health scare.
Details of Beth’s funeral are yet to be announced.
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