It has been reported by the spokesman for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association that the well-known US preacher, Billy Graham, passed away in his home in Montreat, North Carolina.
Born in 1918 and raised on a dairy farm in Charlotte, North Carolina, he became a devout Christian at the age of 16 after hearing a travelling preacher, and then went on to be ordained as a minister in 1939, aged 21.
Since then, Graham served for 60 years, preaching to hundreds of millions of people across the globe.
Many former presidents have paid him tribute.
Graham touched millions of Christian worshippers through TV worldwide, and was one of the first to use this source to make a far-reaching impact.