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Former televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker Messner has died

Staff Report
The Associated Press

The former televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker Messner has passed away at the age of 65.

Messner's family told CNN's Larry King that she died Friday morning.

Messner had been battling inoperable cancer and spoke on king's show just this past Wednesday.

She said she couldn't swallow food and only weighed 65 pounds.

Messner was known for her work with the now-defunct Christian P-T-L Network with then-husband Jim Bakker.

She divorced Bakker after his affair and Network money problems became public in 1987.

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