NEW YORK - MARCH 19: Media personality Duane Chapman (right), known in the media as "Dog the Bounty Hunter" is joined by his wife Beth Chapman as he promotes his book "When Mercy Is Shown, Mercy Is Given" at Borders Wall Street on March 19, 2010 in New Yo

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Family To Paddle Out Into Ocean For Beth Chapman Memorial

June 28, 2019

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii memorial service for "Dog the Bounty Hunter" reality TV show co-star Beth Chapman will feature a prayer followed by family and friends paddling out into the ocean.

Chapman died Wednesday after a battle with cancer. She was 51.

Chapman and her husband Duane "Dog" Chapman starred in the A&E show until it was canceled in 2012. They later starred in Country Music Television's "Dog & Beth: On the Hunt."

WGN America is in production on "Dog's Most Wanted." A trailer for the show was released earlier this month.

Family spokeswoman Mona Wood-Sword says those attending Saturday's service in Waikiki are asked to bring "ocean-friendly loose flowers," but no lei because the string isn't good for marine life.

A memorial service is being planned in Colorado, where Beth Chapman was born.