Tammy Faye Messner, formerly known as Tammy Faye Bakker, has died of cancer. People may remember she was married to Jim Bakker who got caught up in that scandal involving the PTL ministry and had an affair with Jessica Hahn, and Jim got the book thrown at him for fraud.
Tammy Faye was a frequent guest on Larry King's show. That PTL scandal basically made King's career; it was one of his biggest stories. Earlier this week she appeared on the King show and I was mad at the television set, thinking this interview was demeaning because of how frail she looked. It turns out she actually died Friday and the news was held from the public until King announced the death live tonight on TV.