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'Snake Salvation' Star

Dies From Holy Snakebite

2/16/2014 12:48 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0216-pastor-coots-01The pastor on Nat. Geo's "Snake Salvation" died Saturday night ... after one of the snakes to which he prays bit him.

Pentecostal pastor Jamie Coots suffered the fatal attack while preaching to his Kentucky congregation.

Emergency units raced to the church ... but the reality star had already left and gone home.

The show's website explains the Pastor and his followers believe the Bible says a poisonous snakebite will not harm them as long as they are anointed by God’s power.

EMTs went to Coots' home but he sent them away ... refusing care ... an hour later he was dead.

It's unclear if they were filming during the sermon.

A rep for the show says the "Snake Salvation" finished filming last year ... and they never intended to film a second season.

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mikefield_77    

I'd say it's ironic, but this outcome is exactly what everybody assumed would happen.

217 days ago
92.

Sticks    

LoL. What a bunch of kooks.

217 days ago
93.

Steve O'Beck    

Din't make to be an Old Coot, did he? Tough noogies...

217 days ago
94.

k    

You people are mean. A man died and left behind his wife and children and grandchild, you should be ashamed of yourselves saying he got what he deserved. To the world not all religion is right, but it can't all be wrong either. I didn't agree with him handling snakes, that's not something I would ever do, but he had faith and he believed in something, that's more than a lot of people can say for themselves. He seemed like a really good person. Someone died and your making jokes about it, that's just mean.

217 days ago
95.

patrice     

some people just are not meant to live he is one of them!This makes 3 so called pastors that bit the dust.

217 days ago
96.

AwkwardCheerios    

First off religion is stupid just starts drama. Second out of all the shows I've seen before when people get bit in about a minute afterwards the poison starts taking affect so how they hell did he drive home and last over an hour being okay...

217 days ago
97.

Lucky Lucy    

Unlike God, Darwin does not work in mysterious ways.

217 days ago
98.

Dave    

American Exceptionalism

217 days ago
99.

thetruthhurts    

Ohhh well. I guess "god" wasn't on his side that day.

217 days ago
100.

dede    

One nut case southern pastor down, many more to go before the south is free of a nut pastor who uses the bible to control people. This is the GOP " Lose the Bible"

217 days ago
101.

Truth    

They're no more wacky than Muslims are. But you will NEVER see that here.

217 days ago
102.

burning_plastic    

Sounds legit!

217 days ago
103.

dede    

The serpent will strike those sinners down who use my name to benefit themselves .
I AM THE HOLY POWER NOT THE GOP.

"GOD"

217 days ago
104.

She's baaaack    

Here come the JUBILEE!!

217 days ago
105.

TmZMe    

Thats wtf you get for being so gd smart...smfh..

217 days ago
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