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Dog's daughter dies a day before his wedding.

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    MatLu

    [1]May 21, 2006
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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060521/ap_en_tv/obit_barbara_chapman_9

    HONOLULU - A daughter of reality TV star Duane "Dog" Chapman was killed in a car accident a day before her father's wedding, a spokesman said Saturday.

    Barbara Katy Chapman, 23, died Friday night near her home in Fairbanks, Alaska, said Michael Feeney, senior vice president of A&E television network.

    Duane Chapman's wedding on the Big Island went forward as planned Saturday after the family consulted with a preacher and agreed to celebrate her life at the ceremony, Feeney told The Associated Press.

    The star of "Dog the Bounty Hunter" married his longtime sidekick, Beth Smith. The couple have been together for 16 years and have two children.

    The wedding will be featured in an Aug. 14 episode of the show, about Chapman and his tattooed crew of fugitive finders.

    Barbara Chapman had not been expected to attend the wedding, and the circumstances of the accident were unclear, Feeney said.

    She was one of 11 of the bounty hunter's children. She is survived by her mother, Lyssa Greene, and her 4-year-old son, Travis Drake-Lee Chapman.

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    Krissy24

    [2]May 21, 2006
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    poor dog
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    sipowicz

    [3]May 21, 2006
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    yeah, i could not imagine what was going through his mind that day.

    but, my other thought? why was just in Alaska the day before his wedding? they must have not had the best relationship.
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    jimmielegs

    [4]May 22, 2006
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    High-speed crash in stolen vehicle; drugs/alcohol involved in this accident (per web reports).  Per her mom, Katy was a sweet person; family was just waiting for her to say "I've hit rock bottom, please help me."
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    kimwinkelman

    [5]Jun 10, 2006
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    What a difficult situation that must have been for the whole Chapman family. My heart goes out to them.
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    Lokar

    [6]Jun 17, 2006
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    Very sorry to hear it. Rest in peace.
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    kdot1985

    [7]Jun 18, 2006
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    oh man. that's so sad. if that happened to me, i'd postpone the wedding
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    kurtc0bain001

    [8]Jul 26, 2006
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    That's really sad. I'm glad they went on with the wedding though...I don't know what their relaltionship was like, but most people would want their family to be happy and to move on. I'm glad though that they celebrated her life at the ceremony, that's sweet.
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    Lokar

    [9]Jul 31, 2006
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    I'm sure, when I see the wedding episode, it'll be very moving.
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    Stytch

    [10]Aug 9, 2006
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    wasn't dog's daughter on the show before ???  I remember they were trying to train a girl to become a bounty hunter, wasn't that his daughter???
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    studog2961

    [11]Aug 9, 2006
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    Stytch wrote:
    wasn't dog's daughter on the show before ???  I remember they were trying to train a girl to become a bounty hunter, wasn't that his daughter???

    That was his daughter Lyssa, on the show.  It was his daughte Barbara that died.

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    Originalbud55

    [12]Aug 10, 2006
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    My heart goes out to Dog and his family over the loss of his daughter. As a father who has lost a daughter(April 05,1991), I know how heart-wrenching it is. I shall continue to include the Chapman family in my prayers. God bless all of you. 
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    Lokar

    [13]Aug 13, 2006
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    I lost my brother a number of years ago. It was very rough for my parents.

    If I were Dog and Beth, I might have waited to have the wedding, but all things considered, maybe putting it off would have made the grief for the daughter even worse.

    Also, maybe the news was so recent, they didn't have time to call things off and send everybody home. But that's just my guess.



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    MiotchBiotch

    [14]Aug 16, 2006
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    Stytch wrote:
    wasn't dog's daughter on the show before ???  I remember they were trying to train a girl to become a bounty hunter, wasn't that his daughter???
    No, that was Baby Lyssa
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    swtt

    [15]Aug 17, 2006
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    Ohh! he has more than 1 daughter wow 1 son 2 daughters were any of them on the show at all I know the son was.
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    blastburn277

    [16]Jun 12, 2007
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    poor dog
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    BringOutBopit45

    [17]Jun 20, 2007
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    How many kids does Dog have?!

    Edit: nevermind! i just reread the fisrt post. 11? thats alot.

    Edited on 06/20/2007 11:10am
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    mocusm700

    [18]Jul 19, 2007
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    kdot1985 wrote:
    oh man. that's so sad. if that happened to me, i'd postpone the wedding

    me too
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    RavishingJo

    [19]Aug 12, 2007
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    I am new to this group and just watched this episode. I found it really moving and strong show of faith by the entire family.
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    LikeItOrNot

    [20]Aug 14, 2007
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    sipowicz wrote:

    but, my other thought? why was just in Alaska the day before his wedding? they must have not had the best relationship.


    My thoughts as well. Why wasn't she attending the wedding?

    Celebrate what life at his wedding? Does he even have a relationship with her.
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