Tammy Faye Bakker Death Photos, Cause of Death, Age, funeral, Daughter, Last interview and photos
Tammy Faye Bakker, a televangelist and Jim Bakker’s ex-wife, died of colon cancer in 2007 at the age of 65. Her death came after a long battle with cancer. Following her divorce from Jim Bakker and marriage to Roe Messner, she was also known as Tammy Faye Messner.
According to ABC News, the Bakkers’ financial empire was destroyed after Jim Bakker was charged with eight counts of mail fraud, fifteen counts of wire fraud, and one count of conspiracy in 1988. He was found guilty on all 24 counts by a jury. He was sentenced to 45 years in prison and fined $500,000 dollars. According to ABC, he was granted a sentence reduction and parole after serving approximately 5 years of his sentence. Following his conviction, Tammy Faye Bakker filed for divorce and married Roe Messner. She was not charged. After his release from prison, Jim Bakker returned to television and now hosts the Jim Bakker Show.
Tamara Faye LaValley
March 7, 1942
International Falls, Minnesota, U.S.
|Died||July 20, 2007 (aged 65)
Loch Lloyd, Missouri, U.S.
|Children||2, including Jay Bakker|
Tammy Faye Bakker Cause of Death
Messner’s 11 years with cancer were highly publicized. She was diagnosed with colon cancer in March 1996, and the disease went into remission by the end of that year.
Tammy Faye Bakker’s battle with cancer lasted more than 10 years, according to Reuters. She was diagnosed with colon cancer, and in 2004, announced it had spread to her lungs, Reuters reported. She decided to terminate treatment in 2007, and died about two months later, according to ABC News.
She made the announcement that she would stop treatment on her website, saying that she weighed only 65 pounds and that she was ready to leave her condition “up to God and my faith.”
She wrote a “final note” on her website just days before her death. It said:
I have times when I feel good and times when I feel really bad. But, I have learned one thing about feelings. They have nothing to do with faith in God!!
He is the same yesterday, today and forever. He never changes. That is what the Bible says and God’s word does not lie ever.
Messner died on July 20, 2007, at her home in Loch Lloyd, Missouri, near Kansas City, Missouri, after an eleven-year battle with cancer. She was 65 at the time. On the morning of July 21, a family service was held at the Messner family plot in Waldron, Kansas. Rev. Randy McCain, pastor of Open Door Community Church in Sherwood, Arkansas, officiated at the ceremony. According to CNN, King’s family requested that the news of her death be made public. Her body was cremated, and her ashes were returned to Waldron Cemetery, where they were buried.
Tammy Faye Bakker Songs, discography
|1970||Tammy Tammy Tammy||Hymntone Records|
|1977||Tammy Bakker Sings PTL Club Favorites||New Pax Records|
|1978||Love Never Gives Up||PAX Musical Productions|
|1979||We’re Blest||PTL Club Records & Tapes|
|1980||Run Toward the Roar||PTL Club Records & Tapes|
|1980||The Lord’s On My Side||PTL Club Records & Tapes|
|1982||Tammy Sings… You Can Make It!||PTL Club Records & Tapes|
|1982||Old Hymns||PTL Club Records & Tapes|
|1984||In the Upper Room||PTL Club Records & Tapes|
|1984||Movin’ on to Victory||PTL Club Records & Tapes|
|1985||Don’t Give Up!||PTL Club Records & Tapes|
|1986||Enough is Enough||PTL Club Records & Tapes|
|1987||The Ballad of Jim & Tammy (single)||Sutra Records|
|1988||Peace in the Midst of the Storm||Wooded Lake Productions|
|1996||Favorite Songs of Inspiration||Inphomation Communications, Inc.|
Tammy Faye Bakker Last interview
Messner made her final appearance on Larry King Live on July 18, 2007. She claimed to be 65 pounds (29.5 kg) and unable to eat solid food at the time. Messner’s husband later said that he believed she chose to do the interview to say a final goodbye to her fans.
5/9/07 TBN Interview with Paul Crouch Jr.
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