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Jamie Coots, star of National Geographic's 'Snake Salvation,' dead from snake bite

Kentucky pastor Jamie Coots – who starred on National Geographic’s Snake Salvation, a reality show about the practice of serpent-handling in church – has died of a poisonous snake bite. CNN reports that Coots died Saturday evening in his home after refusing treatment. According to Deadline, National Geographic was not planning a second season of Snake Salvation, but will air a special tribute episode for Coots.

Originally posted February 16 2014 — 3:01 PM EST

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