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Billy Graham Dies At 99

The world-famous evangelist famous for counseling presidents and leading mega-rallies for the Gospel, retired to his North Carolina mountain home in 2005.

“He was so real, he made Christianity come true,” said Susan Harding, an anthropologist at the University of California-Santa Cruz, according to USA Today. “He was homespun, historical and newsworthy all at once. He could span the times from Christ to today, from the globe to you, all in one sentence.”

Former president George W. Bush said Billy Graham helped turn him away from drinking when he was a young man.

“I’ve never called him on a specific issue but his influence is bigger than a specific issue, as far as I’m concerned. He warms your soul,” Bush once told an ABC 20/20 special on Graham.



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