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Duane ‘Dog’ Chapman Opens Up On How He Coped With A Loss Of His Daughter That Died On The Eve Of His Wedding To Beth

Date December 20, 2018 22:14

Duane Chapman, also known as ‘Dog The Bounty Hunter’, is a proud dad of 12 children. Sadly, but Duane lost one of his kids days before his wedding to Beth Chapman. How did he manage to go through this hard period?

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Heartbreaking loss

Duane ‘Dog’ Chapman always dreamed to have a big family. Obviously, his dream came true as Duane is a doting dad of 12 children. Moreover, he has 14 grandkids. Awesome!

When asked how many grandchildren he has, Chapman often jokes that he'll start counting them when they stop coming.

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However, there was a tragic episode in Duane’s life which he still struggles to deal with. His daughter, Barbara Katy Chapman, died in a car accident when she was 23. The tragedy occurred on the eve of Duane’s marriage to Beth.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Beth Chapman (@mrsdog4real) on

How did Duane deal with his loss?

Everyone who lost a beloved child will understand Duane’s feelings following the sad news. He was heartbroken.

Barbara Katy passed away days before Duane and Beth’s wedding. At that time, ‘Dog’ gathered all his children together to ask their opinion whether he should postpone the wedding. They all agreed he should not do this.

They all decided unanimously they should celebrate the wedding and her life.

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Duane and Beth exchanged their vows in a private ceremony with the kids and close friends in attendance. Nevertheless, the newlyweds decided to postpone their honeymoon because of the tragedy.

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Tribute to the beloved daughter

As a loss father, Duane often posts tributes to commemorate his beloved daughter. Alongside these sweet throwback photos of late Barbara Katy, the reality star shared a touching tribute to her:

I used to talk to Barbara about this scripture. It was one of her favorites she loved animals. I just never realized it would be so soon. love you Barbara Katie Dad

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Duane Lee Chapman (@duanedogchapman) on

We are so sorry for Duane Chapman’s loss. His beloved daughter will always live in his heart and thoughts.

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