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12 Tributes to Billy Graham: 'The Finest Man I Ever Knew'

12 Tributes to Billy Graham: 'The Finest Man I Ever Knew'

Evangelist Billy Graham speaks during the final day of his Crusade at Flushing Meadows Park in New York June 26, 2005. Graham, 86, has preached the Gospel to more people in a live audience format than anyone in history - over 210 million people in more than 185 countries. His followers believe that the New York Crusade which runs from June 24 to 26 will be his last live appearance. | (Photo: Reuters/Keith Bedford)

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Famed evangelical preacher the Rev. Billy Graham passed away on Wednesday, several months shy of his 100th birthday.

Graham spent decades in the public eye, preaching to millions and regularly contributing widely-syndicated advice columns.

News of his passing immediately garnered an outpouring of tributes and condolences on social media from a diverse array of people.

Here are just 12 of the many statements of condolence and remembrance, ranging from faith leaders to celebrities and family.

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