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Gospel singer dies at 104

Posted: Updated: April 17, 2013 07:25 AM
Gospel singer George Beverly Shea Gospel singer George Beverly Shea

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (KNOE 8 News) - Gospel singer George Beverly Shea has died at the age of 104.  He died from complications from a short illness.

Shea was well-known as a Gospel soloist before he and evangelist Billy Graham met in the early 1940s.

He joined Graham's crusade team in 1947 and stayed until Graham's declining health ended most of the evangelist's public appearances.

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