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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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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Live by the snake, die by the snake

159 days ago
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Bill Foresman    

ouch

159 days ago
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danishguy    

Dumb A$$,,,, common sense goes a long way,,,, Gee maybe if you one of gods chosen ones you can jump out of an airplane without a para chute????? Crazy people following an even crazier one????????

159 days ago
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robert    

Ummmm....it's called natural selection....

159 days ago
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NOT ELMO    

PETER PARKER BECAME THE-AMAZING-SPIDER-MAN-2 WHEN HE WAS BITTEN BY A SPIDER....................NO LUCK FOR JAMIE COOTS

159 days ago
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NOT ELMO    

I GUESS WE WON'T SEE A SNAKE-MAN MOVIE.........

159 days ago
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Georgia Wife    

Another one bites the dust.... Morons!

159 days ago
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taz    

You can't fix stupid.

159 days ago
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robert    

Looks like God was busy that day watching "Snakes On a Plane"

159 days ago
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JW    

Stupid is as stupid does.

159 days ago
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super_bidi    

Praying to snakes? God will protect him from snake poison? I don't think the whole God and snake thing was supposed to be taken literally. I hope Mr. Coost rests in peace but what he did was stupid.

159 days ago
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liz    

Guess he wasn't anointed!

159 days ago
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abby    

Well . . . when you play with fire . . .

159 days ago
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Lil-za    

Thou shalt not put The Lord your god to the test ..moron! You got what you deserved and warning to all the moronic followers.read the friggin Ten Commandments! It does not get any simpler than that! How can people be so stupid to follow some idiot that knows nothing ?

159 days ago
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NOT ELMO    

'Snake Salvation' Star Pastor Dies From Holy Snakebite...............R.I.P.

159 days ago
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