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post #1 of 27
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I didn't know where to post this, so I thought the Lounge would be the best spot. As I was flipping channels tonight I stopped on CNN. Larry King was on. The first moment I looked at it I thought, "Who's that horrible drag queen playing Tammy Faye?"

Then I realized she was really sick and dieing of cancer. Love her or hate her she's always been a cultural icon. I hope that her family and friends gather around her and help her pass with grace and dignity.

Please keep this woman in your thoughts and prayers.
post #2 of 27
I saw that earlier too, she has been sick a while
post #3 of 27
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I saw that earlier too, she has been sick a while
She's always been so positive, and it was wonderful to see her again. I don't think she has much time left.
post #4 of 27
Heres a link of her on Larry King ......... it is very shocking ...............

Tammy Faye Messner

How very sad!! Many prayers for her.
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post #6 of 27
Oh my gosh, that is *SO* sad!!!! I had no idea....

Honestly, I'm not a very religious person but I absolutely love her outlook on life and love.
post #7 of 27
I never cared for her personally, but I always envied her attitude.
She just doesn't look or sound like the same person

I hope her cancer miraculously goes into remission, barring that, I hope her passing is swift and painless.
post #8 of 27
Thats so sad. I didnt know she was dying.......
post #9 of 27
That is so so sad! 2 of my friend's lost their Mom's to cancer (I knew both of their mothers well) and it is just an awful way to die. Maybe this is just her time to go home.
post #10 of 27
Actually, I programmed the tv to turn it on and I'm watching it now.

I've never been a fan of hers, but like you said, the woman has cancer and is being very stoic, brave and facing her death with a grace that can only be admired. You can't help but admire her courage and attitude.

I suspect that is the last live interview that we'll ever see of her.
post #11 of 27
Cancer got my grandmother and my wife's uncle. I hate this disease.
post #12 of 27
Global, yes... I say that so often, "I hate cancer," as if it were an entity... which I guess is probably how it feels to people stricken with it. If there is an embodiment of evil in this world, cancer is surely it.

Tammy Faye made a lot of mistakes, but for some reason, I've always thought she was sincere in her faith... misguided, but sincere. And for that she gets tremendous credit. May she have a peaceful passing, and may she find the heaven she hopes for.
post #13 of 27
I saw her on TV last night and was shocked, needless to say. I hope everything goes well for her and her family.
post #14 of 27
I hope she gets more peace in death then she did in life!
post #15 of 27
Breaking news on CNN, Tammy Faye died Friday.
post #16 of 27
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Breaking news on CNN, Tammy Faye died Friday.
Her family is in my thoughts and prayers.
post #17 of 27
So she passed away the day after she did the interview. I wonder what prompted her to do the interview.

RIP Tammy
post #18 of 27
That poor woman May she rest in peace
post #19 of 27
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So she passed away the day after she did the interview. I wonder what prompted her to do the interview.

RIP Tammy
I wonder if she had some help crossing over.
post #20 of 27
That is eerie that she died the day after her interview.
post #21 of 27
I saw her in that interview and she looked so bad. Poor lady, may she now rest in peace.
post #22 of 27
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That is eerie that she died the day after her interview.
Perhaps doing the interview wore down the strength she had left. From the pictures, she looked very weak.

I am glad her suffering is over. I pray her family is able to be at peace with her death.
post #23 of 27
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That is eerie that she died the day after her interview.
Thats what I was thinking. I wouldnt have even known who she was except for the fact that Rob stopped on the channel with Larry King live the other night.
post #24 of 27
I'll be honest, I don't know much about her. I know who she is and the few times I've seen her on tv (I think she did a guest spot on Roseanne once as a makeup lady).

More than anything I enjoyed learning about her from her son's (Jay Bakker) documentary "One Punk Under God" which I caught on On Demand a few months ago. Aside from showing the church that Jay was starting sort of an 'alternative youth ministry', it showed a lot of his relationship with his mother and how he was helping her through her illness. I remember one episode when she was trying to do an interview with someone and she was just not doing well at all... was on oxygen because she couldn't breathe... it was really sad.

So while I didn't know her pre-One Punk Under God days, that show really put a human face to her that didn't seem anything like the bad things I've heard people say about her. It's a shame she suffered the way she did, and I hope her passing was peaceful.... but mostly I wonder how Jay is handling all this. Of course I assume not well, but since he relationship with his father seemed strained, I hope his wife, friends and ministry are there to support him.
post #25 of 27
That is very sad,I hope if anything untoward happenend to her that they will find out.
But I think if somebody did anything to her they will have covered their tracks.
I hope nobody did do anything,so her memory and family can rest in peace now.
R.I.P Tammy
post #26 of 27
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So she passed away the day after she did the interview. I wonder what prompted her to do the interview.

RIP Tammy
Maybe she knew it would be her last tv interview?
RIP Tammy Faye
post #27 of 27
Apparently, she had contacted Larry King back in June, asking for an interview. He said there was no "pre-interview" and frankly he had no idea what to expect. She was very much running the show.

My feeling is that she held on until she could do that interview. It's well documented that gravely ill people often hold on until some important event happens, and then slip away very quickly after that. Clearly, from the interview, she was very much on borrowed time. I can only imagine the immense sense of peace she felt as she passed.

She was a great lady.

Cally
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