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Reverend Billy Graham Dies at Age 99

Sad news this Wednesday morning as America just learned that Billy Graham has passed away.

Graham, who was 99 years old, was known as “America’s pastor” due to his massive popularity.

Fox 8 provides more details about Graham’s extraordinary life:

Graham’s public ministry took off with his first crusade in Los Angeles in 1949. A planned three-week stay lasted closer to eight.

He counted among his friends Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and many former presidents.

Dr. King even preached at a Graham revival in New York in 1957.

Graham was there for the nation after the tragic events on Sept. 11, 2001, and the people of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

America’s pastor has provided counsel to generations of U.S. presidents, beginning with Harry S. Truman.

This is sad but understandable story. Graham was old, and God decided to bring him home to rest for eternity.

Many expressed joy but sadness over Graham’s passing on Twitter:

Graham’s family will be in mourning over their loss. They should have our prayers at this time.

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