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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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421.

InMyHumbleOpinion    

I can hear the sound of cosmetic company stock prices plummeting globally...

2467 days ago
422.

No Nonsense Grandma!    

DEAR TAMMY,

Thank you for showing the World that a person with cancer can still have a sense of humor.

Thank you for your sweet smiles during your last interview 6 days ago. When I saw you I was so shocked that my tears began to roll. I was so hoping that you could beat the cancer a second time. But, being a cancer survivor myself, I am well aware that when it returns a second time, that it is more than likely a last chance.

Thank you, Tammy, for loving the LORD and for saying so to millions. I hope that people who were not thinking of praying did so, and that those who have never known the Lord as their personal Savior, that they were touched into wanting to know HIM.

I know you are in a much better place. But we will miss your sweet smile and your quirky sense of humor.
To Tammy's children: If you need anything, we are here to help. Please visit us at:
http://www.abndcf.org

God Bless you ALL.

Sincerely,
Your friends at A Brand New Day Cancer Foundation

2467 days ago
423.

jewish smewish,,    

i saw her video of when she was like 65 lbs, she looked like death. i truly hope she is in heaven and is doing better there.
oy

11 years with cancer. cant imagine that torture

2466 days ago
424.

Lalee    

I think my grand parents went broke funding tammy fayes mascara and her cheating, stealing ex-husband. I am so sad to see this happen to anyone. cancer is a killer of many including my mother and grandmother. Im just glad my grandmother wasnt around to see jim bakker get locked up for stealing from her and many other like her who believed in the greater good in all people.Im sure tammy faye is in heaven right now explaining this all to my grand mother as we speak. My prayers go out to tammy's family and friends.God Bless you all.

2466 days ago
425.

Eden    

Tammy Faye.....you're with God now and free of pain. I am not overly religious but liked the fact that Tammy was able to see beyond the exterior of people and see their hearts. She said the gay community was the first to reach out to her and she always remembered and acknowledged them for it. She also was obviously not a porn fan, however, she and Ron Jeremy were able to "accept" each other's differences in lifestyle. I will always remember Tammy and her wild n crazy mascara!!!!! She was certainly one of a kind....

2466 days ago
426.

ImChuckBass    

Why?

A graceful Christian woman (who did not discriminate - she had one of the first people with AIDS on her show) dying in God-knows how much pain passes away, and it barely comes on the news.

A gold-digging slut overdoses on drugs, we bombarded with news about it every 5 minutes.

What kind of world are we coming too?

2466 days ago
427.

joe    

IT WAS TOUGH TO WATCH HER THAT WAY . THE THING THAT IMPRESSED ME WAS HER FIRM RESOLVE AND UPBEAT OUTLOOK THAT SHE IS GOING TO MEET HER MAKER AND BOUND FOR A BETTER LIFE

2466 days ago
428.

skeeter    

Like someone here said "Tammy, you were one of a kind". Wish you could have been around longer. But we all don't know how long on earth. Rest in peace Tammy.

2466 days ago
429.

Toria    

REST IN PEACE TAMMY FAYE.

2466 days ago
430.

Barb B    

I will miss Tammy Faye, My role models were Jackie Kennedy, Tammy Wynette, Princess Diana and Tammy Faye. Rest in peace, Tammy.

2466 days ago
431.

judy    

What a wonderful and honest lady..She will be missed a lot. I know she is with the Lord and looking down on us ..............She was special and loved and believed in her God.........
My deepest sympathy to her family and friends............God be with you Tammy..........

judy

2465 days ago
432.

CONGRATS THANDIE!!    

Tammy, we know you are in HEAVEN now with GOD and JESUS!! YOUR PRAYERS WERE ANSWERED, YOU ARE NO LONGER IN PAIN!! AS YOU SAID " EITHER WAY YOU WILL WIN" AND YOU DID!! YOU CAME HERE TO DO WHAT WE ARE ALL HERE TO DO AND THAT IS TO GLORIFY GOD AND LIVE OUR LIVES FOR HIM!! YOU DID THAT BETTER THAN MOST!! YOU ARE A TRUE INSPIRATION!! YOUR UNDYING FAITH WAS TRULY AMAZING!! I ALWAYS THOUGHT YOU WERE TRULY IN THE SPIRIT AND OR THE SPIRIT TRULY IN YOU!! THE FAITH AND COURAGE FOR YOU TO GO LIVE ON CNN TO SHARE AND WITTNESS ONE LAST TIME TO THE WORLD WAS JUST OUT OF THIS WORLD!! I GIVE MY PRAYERS AND SUPPORT TO ALL YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS!! AND FOR EVERYONE THIS TRULY WAS A WOMAN WHO USED HER LIFE AS EXAMPLE OF HOW TO LIVE OUR BEST LIFE THROUGH CHRIST!! NON JUDGMENTAL AND NON CONDEMMING OF OTHERS!! SHE LOVED AND LIVED IN A CHRIST LIKE WAY!! I AM SADDENED THAT SHE HAS LEFT US AND AND I PRAISE GOD THAT SHE IS WITH HIM ( GOD) IN HEAVEN!! WHAT A WOMAN WHAT WOMAN OF GOD!! SHE TRULY SHOWED HOW WE CAN ALL LEAVE THIS WORLD WITH FAITH AND DIGNITY!! WE SHALL ALL LEAVE THIS WORLD ONE DAY, I PRAY TO GOD THAT MY FAITH IN HIM AND MY PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST IS EVERYTHING I NEED WHEN THAT TIME COMES WHEN I AM OLD AND GRAY!! GOD BLESS!! AND TAMMY I KNOW YOU ARE IN HEAVEN SINGING HIS PRAISES!! WOW!! GOOD FOR YOU AND I KNOW YOU COULDN'T BE IN A BETTER PLACE!! ALL THE LOVE FOR YOU!!
KEVIN

2464 days ago
433.

Live and Sleazy    

After reading all the posts about Tammy Faye, all I have to say is -- Whoever her image consultant is, Britney or LiLo oughta hire him/her pronto.

Either that or the people making those posts weren't around in 1987 to witness the original scandal.

Still, no one deserves cancer, and Tammy made a dignified exit. RIP

2463 days ago
434.

John    

As a gay teen in the early 1980's, I was outed to my parents. They automatically assumed I had AIDS and would infect them, my brothers and sisters. I was immediately kicked out of the family. They believed I was lost and going to hell. Then they began watching Tammy Faye on Christian television telling the world that AIDS was not God's wrath. All Christian's, especially parents, should love not hate God's gay children. God made them that way, God loves them and God does not make junk. It completely changed them. They accepted me, let me come home and became supportive, too. God spoke through Tammy Faye and for me, changed the world. I will ALWAYS Love her. God Bless You, Tammy Faye

2462 days ago
435.

rumpled4skin    

Tammy Faye was a true inspiration to so many people arround the world. Sge died with dignity and honor. Rest in peace Tammy.

2462 days ago
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