Trinity Broadcasting Network co-founder Paul Crouch dies at 79

The Trinity Broadcasting Network announced that co-founder Paul Crouch died on November 30.

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  • Paul Crouch dies at 79
  • He was a familiar face on Trinity Broadcasting Network
  • He worked in radio and TV for nearly 60 years
Paul F. Crouch, co-founder of the Trinity Broadcasting Network, died Saturday at age 79, according to his website and the network's Facebook page.
"We are grateful for the life of this amazing servant of God. Please pray for the Crouch family during this time," said the announcement.
No further details on the televangelist's death were immediately available.
On November 5, TBN said Crouch fell ill and was hospitalized in Texas in late October. He returned to California for treatment of "his heart and related health issues," a network spokesman said. Crouch received a pacemaker in 2012.
TBN, based in Orange County, California, bills itself as the most-watched faith channel in the United States.
Kenneth Thomas, a commenter on the TBN Facebook page, said of Crouch: "He was a great blessing to the body of Christ and to the world!"