Tammy Faye “Bakker” Messner – 1942-2007

Tammy Faye had given what was to be her final interview Thursday on the Larry King show. She died Friday morning.   

(CNN) — Tammy Faye Messner, the former televangelist and Christian singer who battled drug addiction and later inoperable cancer, died Friday morning, CNN’s Larry King said Saturday night. He said the family had asked him to make the delayed announcement.

“She wanted a party,” King added. “They’re going to schedule a party in two to three weeks in Palm Springs, California. Her friends will be invited. And she wanted it to be a celebration.

 “She died peacefully. Anyone who saw her on our show this week knew that she didn’t have long.”

King asked her Thursday if she were “a little scared.”

She responded, “A little bit,” adding that she mainly worried about her family.

She was 65. Full story

Video Watch Messner on King’s show »       

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