Dog the Bounty Hunter star has died, her husband, Duane “Dog” Chapman, confirmed on Twitter on Wednesday. Beth battled Stage 4 lung cancer. She was 51.
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 and Duane Chapman gained fame starring together on the A&E reality series “Dog the Bounty Hunter” from 2003 to 2012, according to IMDB. The couple, along with their children, chased down fugitives in Hawaii. A few years later, they trained other bail bond agents on “Dog and Beth: On the Hunt.”
Beth filmed several episodes of Dog’s Most Wanted before her death, and the series is still in production.
In a statement to ET on Wednesday, WGN said: “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.”
Jussie Smollett Video Shows Noose Around His Neck
(CBS News) Chicago police released hundreds of files and nearly 70 hours of video footage on Monday from the investigation into Jussie Smollett’s claim back in January that he was attacked by two men — a claim that police later characterized as a hoax.
In one of the videos, police body-cam footage showed Smollett — with his face blurred — wearing a white rope that he told detectives his attackers looped around his neck. When one of the officers asked Smollett if he wanted to take the rope off of his neck, the 37-year-old actor did while stating: “Yeah. I do. I just wanted you all to see it.”
A Chicago judge has ordered a special prosecutor to be appointed to review the way prosecutors handled the case and ultimately dismissed it.
The judge said in his order, “If reasonable grounds exist to further prosecute Smollett, in the interest of justice the special prosecutor may take such action.”
Jussie Smollett could actually be prosecuted for allegedly faking the now infamous attack on the streets of Chicago.
Kim Foxx responded to the order, saying, “I respectfully disagree with the court’s conclusion that, in the absence of any conflict, the appointment of a special prosecutor is required.”
She continued, “As always, I remain committed to transparency, justice, and the public safety of the communities we serve.”