Billy Graham – probably the most well-known and influential evangelist of the past century – has died at the age of 99, according to various news sources.
He died at his home in North Carolina, according to a family spokesman.
Estimates suggest he preached to hundreds of millions of people in his lifetime, including tens of thousands at Singapore’s old National Stadium in a multi-day rally in 1978.
Graham, known as “America’s Pastor”, was a familiar face on TV and a much-loved voice on radio broadcasts in America. He was also honoured for his part in the civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s, alongside Rev Martin Luther King Jr.