Tammy Faye Messner, whose can-do Christian cheer helped her survive the PTL scandal and forge a second career as a pop-culture queen, died Friday after battling cancer for more than a decade.
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Disgraced former televangelist Tammy Faye Messner said doctors have stopped treating her cancer and “now it’s up to God and my faith.”
RALEIGH, N.C. — Former televangelist Tammy Faye Messner said Wednesday that cancer has returned to her lungs, marking her third battle with the illness. Messner was first diagnosed with colon cancer nearly a decade ago and last year announced that the disease has spread to her lungs. It has since reappeared in her lungs, she said. “I’m not worried, I’m not afraid,” Messner said in a telephone interview from New York City. “By the third time you have cancer, you begin to think about your mortality.” The Charlotte resident was just preparing for the premiere of a television documentary on
MATTHEWS, N.C. – Former televangelist Tammy Faye Messner, of Matthews, announced Thursday on national television that she has inoperable lung cancer. Messner, 62, said she “believes in miracles” and that she is considering holistic medicine in addition to chemotherapy to treat her cancer. The former Tammy Faye Bakker divorced televangelist Jim Bakker in 1992 while he was serving a sentence for financial fraud. Tammy Faye Messner has a self-help book “I Will Survive … And You Will, Too!” that was released last year before she was diagnosed. She recently appeared on the WB reality show “The Surreal Life,” costarring with