Duane ‘Dog the Bounty Hunter’ Chapman has slammed reports that he had taken his own life after a death hoax was posted on social media.
The 66-year-old reality star took aim at ‘haters’ that posted the reports on Instagram , which then was widely shared across the network.
The fake post read “R.I.P Duane Dog”, along with a photo of the bounty hunter but Duane hit back by writing: “Not so fast HATERS.”
Duane had a near death experience last year, after he was rushed to hospital with a potentially fatal blood clot in his lungs.
The chest pains came on just months after his wife, Beth, tragically died in June 2019 after losing her battle with cancer.
Duane has recently upset his family after getting closer to new girlfriend Moon Angell, which has not gone down well with his daughter Lyssa.
She accused her father of being “fake” and slammed the pair for dating so soon after they both lost their partners.
Moon has moved in with Duane and sleeps in the marital bed, which has upset his children, who still see it as their mother Beth’s bed.
The death hoax may be a response to Duane’s actions but his fans were quick to hit back at those that posted it.
One Dog fan wrote: “Disrespectful, rude and definately uncalled for. The haters NEED a new hobby.”
Another commiserated with Duane, writing: “Dude the article scared me until I realized I just saw you a few a weeks ago in 2020…Haters going to hate.”
While another wrote: “Why does this keep happening? Like they’ve tried to say you’re dead more than any other celebrity. So annoying.”
After putting them in their place, Duane was pleased to inform people that he was still alive and kicking.
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