A longtime friend and business partner of Dog the Bounty Hunter, David Robinson, has passed away at 50. According to reports from TMZ, his ex-wife, Rainy, said Robinson was on a Zoom call on Wednesday when he suddenly suffered a medical emergency.
When emergency officials responded to the scene, they performed CPR on Robinson. Sadly, they were unsuccessful, and he was pronounced dead. Following the tragedy, Dog the Bounty Hunter, whose real name is Duane Chapman, released his own statement about his late friend.
“I’m shocked and saddened by the sudden loss of David Robinson, my right-hand man of many years,” the 69-year-old told TMZ. “Until we meet again, brother.” Sources also report that Robinson may have suffered either a heart attack or stroke. However, at this time, no cause of death has been released.
His ex-wife later took to Instagram to post a picture of her ex, with the caption: “11/2/72 – 11/30/22 #Fast156.” She also turned the comment function off on the post.
Robinson and his ex-wife were married for 25 years before officially divorcing in 2020. The former couple was also parents to two daughters.
Since the news broke of his passing, fans have been paying tribute to Robinson on social media, with one person writing via Twitter: “Such a shame,” and another adding: “David Robinson RIP.”
Dog the Bounty Hunter suffers yet another loss as he mourns his former partner and friend
Fans of the popular WGN American reality TV show, “Dog’s Most Wanted,” remember Robinson for his close partnership with Dog the Bounty Hunter. They appeared together in several episodes in 2019 as they tracked down fugitives on the run.
For Chapman, this marks yet another devastating loss in his life. In recent years, he has experienced tremendous grief. In 2006, his eldest daughter died at just 23 years old. She horrifically perished in a car crash the day before his wedding to his fifth spouse, Beth Chapman.
Later, Beth passed away from throat cancer in June 2019 at just 51 after combating the disease for years. Before, doctors diagnosed her with the aggressive form of cancer in 2017. Initially, she went into remission, signaling hope to her and her family. Then, unfortunately, the cancer moved into her lungs.
In 2019, while they were filming their new show, “Dog’s Most Wanted,” she suffered a medical emergency. She was rushed to the hospital, where doctors put her in an induced coma. Unfortunately, she later passed away on June 26 from her cancer.
Chapman later confirmed her passing on Twitter, writing to his followers: “It’s 5:32 in Hawaii. This is the time she would wake up to go hike Koko Head mountain.” He added, “Only today, she hiked the stairway to heaven. We all love you, Beth. See you on the other side.”