Saturday, July 21, 2007
Tammy Faye Messner has died
Tammy Faye Messner died yesterday at age 65. I won't say anything about her marriages to two different televangelists who went to prison for fraud (except for what I just said). I really enjoyed watching her on the TV show The Surreal Life alongside Ron Jeremy, whom she surprisingly befriended, and Vanilla Ice. I thought it was great seeing her humanity, as a real person, a side we never got to see during the PTL glory days. The Tammy Faye Messner we saw on The Surreal Life, unlike the other public memories of her, was a person we could take seriously and that we could identify with.