‘America’s Pastor’ Billy Graham Passes Away At 99

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“America’s pastor” has passed away.

On Wednesday morning, famed evangelist Billy Graham died at the age of 99. A spokesperson for the late religious leader, named Mark DeMoss, confirmed the news to the Associated Press and shared that Graham died at his North Carolina home at 7:46 a.m. ET.

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The Reverend provided spiritual counsel to countless U.S. presidents and had a friendly relationship with Queen Elizabeth II. It’s said he reached more than 200 million people thanks to his charismatic appearances on the radio and television. Donald Trump has since addressed the influential evangelist’s passing on Twitter:

Graham is survived by five children — including Reverend William Franklin III, Reverend Nelson Graham, Virginia Tchividjian, Anne Graham Lotz, and Ruth Graham McIntyre — and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Our thoughts are with Billy’s loved ones during this time.

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Feb 21, 2018 10:22am PDT

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