RIP: Pastor & Evangelist Billy Graham Dead At 99

Billy Graham, the famed evangelist who became known as “America’s Pastor,” has died at the age of 99, The Associated Press reported. Graham died at his home Wednesday morning from natural causes, a family spokesman told  ABC News.

While attending Illinois’ Wheaton College, he met his future wife, Ruth McCue Bell. They were married for 64 years, until her death in 2007, and had five children.

Born in 1918 in Charlotte, North Carolina, William Franklin Graham Jr. was the oldest of the four children of William and Morrow Graham. He was raised on a dairy farm, and little in his childhood suggested he would become a world-renowned preacher.

Graham mat his wife, Ruth McCue Bell, at Illinois’ Wheaton College. They were married for 64 years and had five children. (Bettmann via Getty Images)

Ruth McCue Bell and Rev Billy Graham

On June 5, 2017 Billy Graham did a sermon titles “Time to come home” and one of his noteable quotes; he was known for his charisma, but said:

“I despise all this attention on me…I’m not trying to bring people to myself, but I know that God has sent me out as a warrior.” ~ Billy Graham

People around the world will miss him.