Death of Tammy Faye Messner

March 7, 1942 - July 20, 2007
Raleigh, North Carolina | Age 65

Ex-wife of disgraced evangelist Jim Bakker, dies at 65
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RALEIGH, N.C.–Tammy Faye Messner, who as Tammy Faye Bakker helped her husband, Jim, build a multimillion-dollar evangelism empire and then saw it collapse in disgrace, has died. She was 65.

Messner, who had battled colon cancer since 1996 that more recently spread to her lungs, died peacefully at her home Friday, said her booking agent, Joe Spotts, in an email. A family service was held Saturday in a private cemetery, where her ashes were interred, he said.

She had...

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