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Billy Graham, famed evangelist, has died at age 99: Report

February 21, 2018

The famous evangelist William Franklin Graham died Wednesday at the age of 99, Fox News reported.

Mr. Graham was known worldwide and regarded as the most influential preacher in the 20th Century. His sermons were broadcast and televised for over 60 years. He retired in 2005, but continued to be active in his faith. Mr. Graham served as a spiritual adviser for several presidents from Harry S. Truman to Barack Obama.

Despite pleas to run for political office, he said he never felt moved to do so. He remained politically ambiguous, instead focusing on preaching the Gospels and the message of Jesus Christ.