NEW ORLEANS - MARCH 12: Billy Graham preaches during the Celebration of Hope on March 12, 2006 at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana. This was the first time Billy Graham preached since last June. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

The Rev. Billy Graham, a Christian evangelist and adviser to many U.S. presidents has died, WGAC news partner Fox News has confirmed on Wednesday. He was 99.

The Reverend’s  worldwide crusades and advisory role to prominent figures made him one of the best known religious figures of this time.

CHARLOTTE, NC – MAY 31, 2007: (L-R) Franklin Graham, Billy Graham, and former U.S. Presidents George H. W. Bush, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton bow their heads in prayer during the Billy Graham Library Dedication Service on May 31, 2007 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Approximately 1500 guests attended the private dedication ceremony for the library, which chronicles the life and teachings of Evangelist Billy Graham. Former U.S. Presidents Clinton, Carter and Bush made short speeches during the dedication ceremony. (Photo by Davis Turner/Getty Images)