American evangelist Billy Graham, often regarded as the most influential preacher of the 20th century, died at the age of 99.
For decades, Graham preached to over 200 million people in 185 countries and protectorate territories.  He preached in front of a large crowd, called "Billy Graham Revival Service, which was attended by thousands of people, and reached millions more through TV and satellite networks. During the seven decades of preaching, Graham declared that "believing and accepting Jesus Christ is the answer to various humanitarian problems."
The famous evangelist became a spiritual advisor and friend of every American president, from Harry Truman in the 1940s to Barack Obama. Graham is often asked to pray or preach at national public events, such as the inauguration of a new president.
American President Donald Trump commented on Graham's death via Twitter on Wednesday that there is no other evangelical as great as Billy Graham. 19659007] Graham held a "Revival Service on every continent except Antarctica, directly and via satellite. The American preacher said that Christianity is not merely Western or white religion.
Graham, who has been ill in recent years, rarely appears in public. He died early Wednesday at his home in Montreat, North Carolina. [lt]