April 17, 2013

George Beverly Shea, the voice of Billy Graham crusades, dies at 104

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Grammy-winning gospel singer George Beverly Shea (pictured here playing the piano in 2008) has died at 104 – a life as full as it was long for the man behind the booming voice that for decades rang out at Billy Graham’s crusades, and then years after Graham stopped holding big public events. Photo courtesy Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

Grammy-winning gospel singer George Beverly Shea (pictured here playing the piano in 2008) has died at 104 – a life as full as it was long for the man behind the booming voice that for decades rang out at Billy Graham’s crusades, and then years after Graham stopped holding big public events. Photo courtesy Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

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(RNS) George Beverly Shea, Billy Graham’s soloist on crusade stages for more than half a century, died Tuesday at age 104.