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