Live one day at a time, without fear, Tammy Faye Messner said earlier this month as she battled cancer, weighing just 65 pounds… Messner, who as Tammy Faye Bakker helped her husband, Jim, build a multimillion-dollar evangelism empire that collapsed in disgrace, has died, her manager said Saturday. She was 65.
Don’t let fear rule your life. Live one day at a time, and never be afraid.
— Tammy Faye Messner, from a note on her Web site in May that the doctors had stopped trying to treat the cancer.
I know, I know, I know. But I think, truthfully, that Tammy Faye’s life arc is really interesting, and she came around to our side more than anyone would have ever expected, given where she started. What can I say, I have a thing for larger-than-life women.
(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, file)