A popular Christian evangelist, Billy Graham, is dead.
Graham, 99, was known for transforming American religious life through his preaching and activism.
He was counsellors to many ex-U.S. presidents.
The Guardian UK newspaper quotes his spokesperson as saying Mr. Graham died at his home in North Carolina on Wednesday morning, after a long grapple with cancer.
His contemporary Robert Schuller, the author of best-selling motivational book Tough Times Never Last, died in 2015.
Graham’s books are also popular among Christians across the world including Nigeria.
The American evangelical Christian evangelist was ordained Southern Baptist minister, and became well known internationally after 1949.
He was widely regarded as the most influential preacher of the 20th century.