Evangelist Billy Graham is dead at 99

8:35 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 Atlanta Life

Influential evangelist Billy Graham has died at 99, according to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

He died in North Carolina.

Although he was known as “America’s Pastor,” Graham had a huge global following through his radio and television ministry.

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Graham had a strong connection in Georgia, where he held a number of major crusades and had a sometimes strained relationship with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

William Franklin Graham Jr was born on Nov. 7 1918 in Charlotte, N.C.

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More details to follow.