Lion tamer Tammy Wallenda dies at 53

Sarasota County

A member of the famous Wallenda family died on Tuesday.

Nik Wallenda confirmed his aunt Tammy Wallenda died of natural causes at her home in Sarasota on Tuesday.

Tammy was 53 years old.

She was a lion tamer and granddaughter of Karl Wallenda, the founder of the Flying Wallendas.

Services will be held tomorrow at 6 p.m. at Big Cat Habitat & Gulf Coast Sanctuary in Sarasota.

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