Beth Chapman’s daughter mourns the late ‘Bounty Hunter’ star: ‘You’ve got a halo now’ – USA TODAY

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Cydney Henderson


USA TODAY

Published 9:18 PM EDT Jun 26, 2019

Bonnie Chapman is speaking out about the death of her mother, Beth Chapman.

The “Dog the Bounty Hunter” star died Wednesday after battling stage 4 cancer, her husband and TV show co-star Duane Chapman confirmed on Twitter. She was 51.

“Love you forever mom. You’ve got a halo now,” Bonnie, 20, tweeted, adding on Instagram: “So thankful to call you my mother. Rest In Peace… I love you so much.”

Bonnie – one of 12 children that Beth and Duane raised together, according to their official website – promised that she will “never forget you, mama.”

“You were such a strong woman, and you taught me to always be strong,” she tweeted. “You were strong for everyone, and you taught me it’s okay to let go.”

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Bonnie shared a picture of her parents, writing, “So thankful I got your beautiful smile.”

“I’d never thought I’d lose my mom at 20. I told her I thought she had a couple years left, but in her eyes she disagreed,” the couple’s youngest daughter wrote in another tweet. 

Chapman was placed in a medically induced coma over the weekend after being taken to the intensive care unit at Queen’s Medical Center in Hawaii.

The family’s lawyer, Andrew Brettler, told USA TODAY on Monday that family members were with her at the hospital, where she was in a “very serious” condition. 

Bonnie tweeted a picture of herself holding Chapman’s hand the day before she died. “Love you,” she captioned the emotional image Tuesday. 

Wednesday on Twitter, Duane confirmed his wife’s death: “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.”

Bonnie took a minute to shame trolls who talked negatively about her late mom.

“For those talking (expletive) about my mother after her death, shame on you,” she tweeted. “My mother was a person and doesn’t deserve to be degraded because of ANY of her or my father’s past. My mother fought for women’s rights and was the kindest woman.”

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