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Jamie Coots, pastor of the Full Gospel Tabernacle in Jesus Name Church of Middlesboro, Ky., died Saturday of a snake bite. (SHELLEY MAYS/THE TENNESSEAN/AP)

Coots, the star of National Geographic’s ‘Snake Salvation’ refused medical attention for the snake bite, dying in his Kentucky home. The pastor was praised for his ‘devout religious convictions’ despite the danger.


A snake-handling TV preacher died on Saturday of a snake bite.

Pastor Jamie Coots, the star of “Snake Salvation,” was bitten

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