- Shelia Poole The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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.
> Sign: Billy Graham guest book
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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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