Pastor Jamie Coots, one of the stars of National Geographic’s “Snake Salvation,” died on Saturday after he was bitten by a snake, police told WBIR.
Coots was allegedly bit while handling a snake at his Pentecostal church in Kentucky, Full Gospel Tabernacle in Jesus Name, and later died in his home, according to WBIR.
A medical team went to Coot’s house, but he refused medical care, Middlesboro Police Chief Jeff Sharpe told WBIR.
Coots was a “serpent handler” who believed that snake bites will not hurt believers, according to CNN.
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