Popular Evangelist, Rev Billy Graham, the charismatic pastor from North Carolina, who held crusade around the world has died on Wednesday morning at the age of 99, according to officials of his organisation.
Billy Graham was said to have preached to over 215 million in more than 185 countries around the world. Report said he also reached more millions of people through the television, radio and the internet.
Graham wrote more than two dozens of books that are popular among Christians and even non-Christians around the world including Nigeria. One of his famous books was his 1997 memoir, “Just as I Am”, which was a New York Times bestseller.
He suffered from a number of illnesses in his last years, including prostrate cancer, hydrocephalus (a build up of fluid in the brain) and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.