Jamie Coots, co-star of ‘Snake Salvation,’ dies of a snakebite


Pastor Jamie Coots shown here praying during a service in Middlesboro, KY., died by snakebite. Photo courtesy National Geographic Channel

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(RNS) Coots, whose father is also a serpent-handling preacher, was a legendary figure among a small group of Pentecostal believers who practiced the so-called “signs of the gospel” found in Mark 16; among them taking up serpents.