21 July 2007

tammy faye bakker messner dies at 65

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The Associated Press
Saturday, July 21, 2007; 10:22 PM

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Tammy Faye Messner, who as Tammy Faye Bakker helped her husband, Jim, build a multimillion-dollar evangelism empire and then watched it collapse in disgrace, has died. She was 65.

Messner had battled colon cancer since 1996 that more recently spread to her lungs. She died peacefully Friday at her home near Kansas City, Mo., said Joe Spotts, her manager and booking agent.
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