One day after Tammy Faye Messner -- formerly Tammy Faye Bakker -- appeared in an interview on Larry King's CNN show, King disclosed that she had died of cancer at age 65. In the 1970s, Tammy Faye and her ex-husband, televangelist Jim Bakker, became the country's most renowned televangelists, raking in millions until Bakker became involved in sex and fraud scandals that cost him his television show and eventually sent him to prison.