Snake handling pastor dies

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Monday, February 17, 2014 - 8:34am

Kentucky pastor known for his use of poisonous snakes in his sermon has died of a snake bite he suffered during service. Evan Johnson reports.

(WBIR) Kentucky Pastor Jamie Coots died Saturday night after he was bitten by a snake, according to officials and family members.

Coots starred on the reality show "Snake Salvation" alongside Pastor Andrew Hamblin, from LaFollette, who was recently in court for citations for snake-handling.

The National Geographic show profiled the Pentecostal, serpent handling preachers.

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