A Kentucky coal miner died after refusing treatment for a Sunday-morning snake bit.
John David Brock, a member of the Holiness faith, was bitten by a rattlesnake and died four hours later, according to a CBS affiliate.
Brock had other health problems, and the official cause of death will be determined from medical records.
Snake-handling churches emerged in the early 20th century. It gained popularity in the last few years through the reality show Snake Salvation. The pastor in Snake Salvation, Jamie Coots, died of a snake bite in 2014.
The CBS affiliate says Brock is the second person to die of a snake bite this year in his congregation.
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