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Televangelist Rev. Jerry Falwell dies at 73

Televangelist Rev. Jerry Falwell dies at 73

The Rev. Jerry Falwell, a prominent conservative televangelist who founded a movement that helped mold the religious right into a political power, died Tuesday after being found unconscious in his office, his aide said.
"CPR efforts were unsuccessful," said Ron Godwin, the executive vice president for Liberty University, which was founded by Falwell. Godwin did not have any additional information on time or cause of death.
Falwell, 73, was found unresponsive around 10:45 a.m. after he missed an appointment, and was taken to Lynchburg General Hospital. Godwin said he was not sure what caused the collapse, but he said Falwell "has a history of heart challenges."
"I had breakfast with him, and he was fine at breakfast," Godwin said. "He went to his office, I went to mine, and they found him unresponsive."
A message left by The Associated Press for Falwell's son, Jerry Falwell Jr., was not immediately returned.


Updated : 2021-10-21 18:58 GMT+08:00