WASHINGTON: One of the most influential preachers of the 20th century, Billy Graham passed away on Wednesday, international media reported.
A spokesperson of Billy Graham Evangelistic Association said he died at his home in Montreat area of North Carolina. He was aged 99.
Graham began his worldwide mission in large arenas in London in 1954 and soon became one of the best-known promoters of Christianity.
In a 60-year career, he is estimated to have preached to hundreds of millions of people.
Graham reached millions of them through TV – the first to use the medium to convey the Christian message on that scale.