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Daughter of Stephen Curtis Chapman Killed

Daughter of Stephen Curtis Chapman Killed

The five-year-old daughter of contemporary Christian music star Steven Curtis Chapman was killed last night by a car driven by her teenage brother in the driveway of the Chapman family’s Williamson County home in Tennessee.

Maria, Chapman’s youngest of six children, was playing in the driveway when she was struck by a Toyota Land Cruiser. Several members of the Chapman family witnessed the accident.

A statement on Chapman‘s website says, “Maria was rushed to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in Nashville, transported by LifeFlight, but died of her injuries there.” Fans have been leaving their messages of condolences on Chapman‘s official MySpace page.

Chapman and his wife, Mary Beth, co-wrote a song entitled “Maria” for his 1992 album, The Great Adventure. You can find the lyrics here.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Chapman family.

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114 Responses to “Daughter of Stephen Curtis Chapman Killed”

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  1. 1
    Emmy Says:

    Oh my god! That’s so horrible!

  2. 2
    Jaded Says:

    My condolences… that is a tragedy. :(

  3. 3
    gavriela Says:

    Thats so sad my heart goes out to them…

  4. 4
    omg Says:


  5. 5
    lacey Says:

    Im praying for him. I love his music. God bless him!

    Be blessed.

  6. 6
    LINA Says:

    aww she was so cute how can anyone do that

  7. 7
    originaltruth Says:

    My heartfelt condolences to the family. May the Lord comfort and console you. How very sad.

  8. 8
    mia2 Says:

    I am so sorry for your tragic loss. May your precious baby girl rest in peace and God be with you and your family always.

  9. 9
    vool Says:

    How could she have been 5 if they wrote her a song, dedicated to her in 1992?

  10. 10
    Indiana Says:

    Vool. Jared made no reference to the song being dedicated to the child. They just happened to co-write a song together, Stephen and his wife which was called Maria.

    Thoughts go out to the Chapman family.

  11. 11
    hmmm.... Says:

    thats awful… I feel so bad for the driver of the car. he is going to have a tough time trying to get over this.

  12. 12
    hayley Says:

    so sad

  13. 13
    holy Says:

    That is the saddest, most shocking thing.

  14. 14
    Stefanie Says:

    oh my god this is so sad!!! :( :(

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    legs Says:


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    Me Says:

    OMG this is horrible. My thoughts and prayers goes out to this family! This just breaks my heart.

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    Christy Williams Says:


    Your songs have blessed and encouraged me since I was a young person. God has blessed you with such a talent of helping others through him. I am praying for your family and I know that God will take care of you all. Remember the song you wrote……..

    “His strength is perfect when our strength is gone…..He’ll carry us when we can’t carry on….raised in HIS power the weak become strong….HIS strength is perfect…..HIS strength is perfect.”

    God Bless you and your special family.
    Much Love and many prayers,
    Christy, Jay, Cameron, & Callie
    Raleigh, NC

  18. 18
    mina Says:

    that’s so sad …such a sweet girl …

  19. 19
    Deb Love Says:

    OMG this is so sad and tragic!

    May God lift you and your family up at a time like this.

    Thoughts and prayers are with you!

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    stellastar Says:

    So sad.. condolence.

  21. 21
    Kim Says:

    omg… i’m sure that brother feels horribe.
    I dont know if i could go on with my life if i did something like that.
    poor brother, poor family.
    Ahh that’s just so very sad!

  22. 22
    cassie Says:

    that poor family

  23. 23
    Jobi Says:

    My prayers go out to this family! Such a sad, sad thing!

  24. 24
    Emily Says:

    I’ve never really known who he was. I have one song on itunes with him and I love it. Hearing this story breaks my heart, losing a child must be awful. My thoughts are with them. May Marie Rest in Peace. <3

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    Ha! Says:

    Cutean22, this is not a thread where spam is appropriate.

    This is one one of the saddest things I’ve heard in a long time. Her poor family and her poor, poor brother. I’m sure they are relying on their faith at a time like this.

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