“Dog the Bounty Hunter” star Beth Chapman’s remains will be cremated, per her final wishes.
Sources close to the family tell us, Beth’s instructions were to have her remains cremated as part of the preparations for her final disposition.
It’s currently unclear if the family plans on keeping her ashes in an urn, or spreading them at a special location.
We’re told the family is still figuring out what type of memorial they will have for the matriarch of the Chapman family.
As we first reported, 51-year-old Beth Chapman died Wednesday morning at 5:32 am, surrounded by her family, including husband Dog.
The reality star tweeted following Beth’s death, letting fans know that she passed away at the exact time she would get up every morning in Hawaii and hike to her favorite spot near the couple’s home in Honolulu.
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.
— Duane Dog Chapman (@DogBountyHunter) June 26, 2019
Beth was hospitalized earlier this week after having extreme trouble breathing at home. We are told she experienced a choking incident at her home when she was unable to “catch her breath.”
911 was called and Beth was rushed to the hospital. We’re told doctors felt the need to place her in a medically induced coma to allow her body to recover from the traumatic medical emergency.
A ventilation tube was also inserted at the time to help with Beth’s breathing. We’re told doctors continued to treat her with oxygen as the family tried to make her as “comfortable as possible” while they prayed for a recovery.
On Saturday, Dog asked fans to pray for Beth after she was admitted to the ICU at the Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. He also thanked their fans “for their prayers throughout Beth’s battle with cancer.”
While she remained in a coma, Dog and family members posted pictures of Beth in her hospital bed, including ones of her nails. Dog made the joke that even during the tragic time, they made sure Beth’s manicure was on point.
Beth’s daughter also posted a heartbreaking photo of her holding Beth’s hand in the hospital.
In 2018, Beth learned her cancer had returned and she underwent emergency throat surgery after doctors discovered a large blockage in her throat.
Beth Chapman appeared on the reality shows “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” “Dog and Beth: On the Hunt” and their upcoming WGN show, “Dog’s Most Wanted.”
After her passing, the TV network said, “We are deeply saddened by the tragic news that @MrsdogC lost her battle with cancer today. She was an exceptional woman, all of us at #WGNAmerica will miss her tremendously. Our thoughts and prayers are with @DogBountyHunter, her family, loved ones and millions of fans.
We are deeply saddened by the tragic news that @MrsdogC lost her battle with cancer today. She was an exceptional woman, all of us at #WGNAmerica will miss her tremendously. Our thoughts and prayers are with @DogBountyHunter, her family, loved ones and millions of fans. pic.twitter.com/18YQBrHWec
— NewsNation PR (@NewsNationPR) June 26, 2019