Evangelist Billy Graham, 99, dies

Reach wide, he had ear of presidents

Posted: February 22, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

With more than 100,000 Germans in attendance, the Rev. Billy Graham delivers a sermon at Olympic Stadium in Berlin on June 27, 1954.

The Rev. Billy Graham, a North Carolina farmer's son who preached to millions in stadium events he called crusades, becoming a pastor to presidents and the nation's best-known Christian evangelist for more than 60 years, died Wednesday at his home in Montreat, N.C. He was 99.

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The Rev. Billy Graham speaks during an interview in 2010 at the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association headquarters in Charlotte, N.C.

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