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4 items from 2008


Steven Curtis Chapman's Oldest Daughter Marries

6 October 2008 12:05 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Four and a half months after losing his 5-year-old daughter, Maria Sue, to an unimaginable tragedy, Grammy-winning Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman celebrated a day of joy Saturday when his eldest child, Emily, 22, married longtime boyfriend Tanner Richards. Chapman, 45, composed music for the wedding ceremony held on the front lawn, including the songs to which the bridesmaids and he and Emily walked down the aisle.He had been working on the wedding music the day Maria Sue – one of three young daughters Chapman and his wife, Mary Beth, adopted from China – was accidentally struck and killed by an SUV driven by her brother, »

- Eileen Finan

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Steven Curtis Chapman Shares His Family's Story of Healing

13 August 2008 5:45 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Unimaginable tragedy struck the Chapman family the evening of May 21 when their 5-year-old daughter Maria Sue was accidentally killed by an SUV driven by her 17-year-old brother, Will Franklin. "At first you don't even know if you can breathe. You don't know if you are going to survive the grief and the deep, deep, deep sadness," says Grammy-winning Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman, who sat down with his family for an emotional interview with People at their Franklin, Tenn., home. "You just want to lay down and die." Wrestling with the pain of his daughter's death and the anguish of »

- Eileen Finan

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Steven Curtis Chapman's Daughter Laid to Rest

24 May 2008 3:55 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

With laughter and tears, Grammy-winning Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman and his family said goodbye Saturday to their 'cuddle bug,' daughter Maria Sue. The 5-year-old died three days earlier after being accidentally struck at their Franklin, Tenn., home by a reversing Suv driven by her brother. In a two-hour memorial service at Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashville that drew more than 700 mourners, Maria was remembered for her love of drawing flowers, playing in the water, snuggling with her family – and doing dishes "buck naked." She "loved, loved, loved to be naked," laughed her mother, Mary Beth. Maria, the family's youngest, »

- Eileen Finan

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Singer Steven Curtis Chapman's Daughter Dies in Tragic Accident

22 May 2008 7:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Grammy-winning Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman suffered an unthinkable tragedy Wednesday when his 5-year-old daughter was killed in an accident involving her brother. Chapman's youngest daughter, Maria Sue, was hit in the driveway of her family's Franklin, Tenn., home by an Suv driven by her teenage brother, the Associated Press reports. The brother, whose name was not released, apparently did not see the girl. Several family members witnessed the accident, according to the Ap. Maria Sue later died at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, hospital spokeswoman Laurie Holloway said. "It looks like a tragic accident," said Laura McPherson, a spokeswoman for the Tennessee Highway Patrol. »

- Rennie Dyball

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