Graham died Wednesday morning at his home in Montreat, N.C., according to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
In his heyday, Graham had enjoyed broad reach in American culture. He was famous for having met with every American president since Harry Truman. Rather than affiliate himself with a single church, he preached a non-denominational brand of Protestantism and was endorsed by faith leaders throughout the world.
From the late 1940s through 2005, Graham toured the world with his “crusades” that filled stadiums and arenas. Fans and followers came to hear his message about the importance of seeking salvation and committing to Christianity. Those events were also the source of primetime television specials that made Graham a household name.
Graham’s 1960s meeting with Queen Elizabeth II is depicted in second season of the Netflix drama