Daughter of TV bounty hunter Duane 'Dog' Chapman dies before his wedding

Published: May. 21, 2006 at 11:15 PM EDT|Updated: May. 30, 2006 at 1:24 PM EDT
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(Hononlulu-AP) May 21, 2006 - A daughter of reality TV star Duane "Dog" Chapman has been killed in a car accident in Alaska, a day before his wedding.

Michael Feeney, a senior vice president of A&E television network, says 23-year-old Barbara Chapman died Friday near her home in Fairbanks.

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

The star of "Dog the Bounty Hunter" married his longtime sidekick, Beth Smith, after being together for 16 years. Barbara Chapman had not been expected to attend the wedding, and the circumstances of the accident were unclear.

She was one of Duane Chapman's 12 children.

Posted 7:14pm by Graeme Moore