Billy Graham called 'world changer,' 'precious friend' by celebrities whose lives he touched

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Celebrities are celebrating the life of "America's pastor," the Rev. Billy Graham, who died in his home Wednesday at the age of 99. Mobile users, click here. 

Mucisians, TV personalities, athletes and more Instagrammed throwback pictures, tweeted about their experiences and gave thanks for Graham's "life and ministry."

Graham's legendary career began taking shape at age 16, when the Presbyterian-reared farm boy committed himself to Christ at a tent revival around Charlotte, North Carolina.

By his final crusade in 2005 in New York City, Graham had preached in person to more than 210 million people worldwide.