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Tammy Faye

Dies at 65

7/21/2007 11:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Tammy Faye MessnerTammy 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 e-mail to the Associated Press.

A family service was held Saturday in a private cemetery, where her ashes were interred, he said.

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wendy    

Tammy you looked at peace in the interview with Larry King. May you walk ,hand and hand with the Lord. Theres a time for peace and a time for pain. Let the pain end and the full peace begin. Rest in Peace. You were a good woman.

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gingergirl    

To all of the inhuman, vicious, cruel remarks made by, #1, 3 & 6:
I'm sure that Tammy Faye forgives you. You are the kind of people who probably live in an abusive home and have never learned to love and have a little compassion. I'll pray for you.

2647 days ago
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mberdiel    

Let he who is without sin throw the first stone. Tammy was a beautiful person who showed mercy and love to all. She's with the Lord Jesus now and free from all the hate of this world.
To her children and husband ,rejoice that she is free and in the perfect healing light of the Lord. She's Singing that New Song and some day we'll all sing that song together!!

The Lord Jesus Bless You All,
Your Sis in Ohio, Martha

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annie caisse    

Tammy I am so very happy that you never denied our LORD even on the last hour..of your earthly life .I saw you on Larry King Life on thursday 0n 7-20-07. You held on...Praise the LORD! You were a blessing to me in this life....you are in the best place....HEAVEN...no one can touch you now....for all those that have spoken against you...God forgive them...for they know not what they are saying...

BLESSED ARE THE PERSECUTED FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS FOR THEIRS IS THE KINGDOM OF GOD! You were a Pearl of great price...

SEE YOU IN HEAVEN,
YOUR SISTER IN CHRIST,
ANNIE CAISSE

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carolann    

Tammy was a down to earth person. I had written a poem for her while she was on PTL TV. She surprised me by responding to it w/ her personal thanks. Another time she was on live TV being interviewed, and I can't remember who it was-- not Larry King-- but I called in and she remembered me-- we spoke live on the air. She was not prejudiced in any way and had a lot of fun w/ the studio audience and included them when she sang. What a sweet and funny woman-- the best PTL shows were when she hosted them on her own. She said cute little things and loved to make fudge, even eating what was left in the bowl after she poured it. She sang, "You can make it" and she did-- to her Heavenly Home w/ the Lord she loved and served here. Love you 4ever--- xxxxxxx

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411.

jamtor    

She was brave. Imagine the courage it took for her to appear on Larry King. She was completely zany and loveable......

2647 days ago
412.

Jenn    

TMZ why don't you edit /delete some of the comments on topics like this one? The poor woman is dead and people saying mean things about her should not be on here!

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413.

White Power    

You weakminded ignorant retarded losers who are praising that evil moneygrubbing phony are all pathetic. Rot in Hell Tammy.

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414.

Janelle    

Rest in peace Tammy Faye. I really admired you for facing your life and disease head on and think you were a very special woman. God bless you!

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415.

yikes    

wow, all these haters and judgers on this page need a whole lots of prayer. remember people: judge not and you shall not be judged, look it up in your dusty bibles.

i love you tammy faye even though she can't hear or see anything down here because she's worshipping her LORD and SAVIOR JESUSE CHRIST...........

john 3:16
1 timothy 4:12

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HRHJUDITH    

GODSPEED, MRS. MESSNER, GODSPEED.

2647 days ago
417.

Niko    

Dear Patricia Duran,

How can you say she never hurt anyone ! You need to wake up! Her ministry that she started bilked millions out of their life savings, mislead, and scammed people into giving their last dime. Non-judgemental ? You need to quit being so naive. You say that the scandal was in the past, but did they make restitution ? Are they repenting and paying those people back ? Let me answer this for you........................... NO !! She went on enjoying her money and life, while many people died of cancer and suffered worse as they did not have the money to cure them.

Most people would like to remember Tammy as a kind and giving soul, people who can see through will see her passing as a gift from god. I like the poetic justice myself.

Patricia, wake up and know your True icon had you scammed the entire time.

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LAS VEGAS REALTOR SCOT SAVAGE    

I THOUGHT SHE WAS A DOUCHE FOR MANY YEARS, BUT AFTER THE SUREAL LIFE, I ACTUALLY LIKED HER. NO ONE DESERVES CANCER.

2647 days ago
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amelia grieves    

Tammy Faye taught me a lot about forgiving and not judging (that's God's job, she would say) She drew attention to herself and thus to her words and songs. God keep you Tammy Faye.

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Cheryl    

I am glad that she is no longer suffering. And for the negative posts, just stop. Show your respect by saying nothing at all if you can't be kind when someone passes away. I'm not going to judge her life and neither should any of you. She was brave and held onto her faith until the end. I know we all have fun posting on TMZ but some situations deserve respect. Someone dying with dignity is one of those situations.

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