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Paul Crouch’s Death: TBN Founder Dies at Age 79; ‘Passed Into the Presence of the Lord’

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    Paul Crouch

    Paul Franklin Crouch, co-founder of Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) died at age 79, after chronic heart problems.

    His grandson, Brandon Crouch, was the one who announced his death on Twitter and Instagram.

    "Today, my grandfather, #PaulCrouchSr went home to be with Jesus in heaven. Thank you for your prayers…," Brandon Crouch tweeted.

    Another announcement through TBN’s official Facebook page was released:

    Dr Paul F Crouch passed into the presence of the Lord on November 30, 2013. We are grateful for the life of this amazing servant of God. Please pray for the Crouch family during this time. #paulcrouch #tbn"

    Paul Crouch was hospitalized on Oct. 22 and returned home to California where he remained under doctors’ care.

    According to a statement from TBN early November, doctors have removed a ventilator and Dr. Crouch was breathing on his own.

    "Dr. Crouch has returned to California and is resting comfortably as doctors continue to address his heart and related health issues," TBN attorney and spokesman Colby May said.

    Over the last decade, Dr. Crouch has been treated for a chronic heart condition and last year he received a pacemaker, TBN revealed on Oct. 24.

    After posting the announcement on Facebook about his death, many people started leaving messages of prayers for the family.

    “My prayers are with Jan and everyone in the family. So sad b/c I thought he was doing better. Now he is doing MUCH better. He opened his eyes to see Jesus! WOW!" posted someone identified as Kathy Boulter.

    Paul Crouch founded TBN along with Jim Bakker in 1973 and it would become one of the world’s largest religious network.

    Dr. Crouch left behind wife Janice Bethany Crouch and sons Paul Crouch and Mathew Crouch.