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TV Evangelist Rev. Billy Graham Dead at 99

By TheBlast Staff

The Rev. Billy Graham, longtime pastor and renowned TV Christian evangelist, has died at his home in North Carolina at the age of 99.

Rev. Graham's reps confirmed the legendary spiritual leader passed away, he had been in ill health for a number of years after being diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 1992.

The famous preacher filled stadiums, counseled presidents and had his sermons broadcast in churches around the country for nearly six decades. He was commonly known as 'America's pastor' and was a media sensation reaching millions through radio and television.

He retired to his mountain home in Montreat, N.C. 13 years ago and remained largely out of the spotlight.


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