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Snake-handling reality TV preacher dies...from snake bite

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MIDDLESBORO, Ky. (AP) - A snake-handling pastor's son says his father had been bitten before and never reacted as severely as he did over the weekend.

Pastor Jamie Coots, who appeared on the National Geographic television reality show "Snake Salvation" died after being bitten by a snake during a weekend church service in Kentucky. Officials say Coots had refused medical treatment.

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