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'Dog The Bounty Hunter' Sends Heartfelt Message To Kobe Bryant's Family

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By Mike Walters

'Dog The Bounty Hunter' send a message to Kobe Bryant's family who is dealing with the tragic death of their father and husband, and it's obvious he knows exactly how many of them feel after the loss.

Duane 'Dog' Chapman posted the heartfelt message on Instagram, addressing the tragic death of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna.

"Our prayers and thoughts go out to all the victims, their families and loved ones of those who perished today in the crash 🙏" Dog posted on his social media.

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As we reported, nine passengers lost their lives when Kobe's private helicopter crashed into a hillside in the Calabasas area of Los Angeles.

Chapman has dealt with tragedy himself this past year after losing wife Beth to throat cancer. Dog and Beth were prepared for her death, knowing she had been diagnosed, but obviously the tragedy of losing a wife in such manner makes his words very moving.

"I was praying it was fake news just like when someone posted you had died!" one fan posted after Dog has dealt with fake stories about his own demise surfaced on social media.

Hitting Close To Home...


As we reported, earlier this week Dog was forced to address publically the fact that he was alive, and did not take his own life after a fake news story circulated.

"I know it’s hitting home for you @duanedogchapman stay strong," another person posted.

"His wife, my heart feels as a mother to not only lose a child but your love of your life !!! They were high school sweethearts !!!! Prayers also for all that perished today! Prayers to their families !!!" a fan of Dog posted on Instagram.

Another added, "R.I.P. my Prayers goes out to The BRYANT Family and all who has lost their Lives."

Dog's Daughter Post Message About Kobe's Death


Dog's daughter Lyssa Chapman also addressed Kobe's tragic death by creating a tribute to the basketball legend near her home in Hawaii. Lyssa posted pictures of a drawing in the sand with Kobe's name surrounded by a heart.

As we reported, Kobe and his daughter Gianna were killed when the NBA legends helicopter crashed on the way to a basketball game in the Los Angeles area. The Los Angeles Fire Department announced nine people total lost their lives in the accident.


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