* US President Donald Trump on Twitter

“Billy Graham was a humble servant who prayed for so many and who, with wisdom and grace, gave hope and guidance to generations of Americans.”

* Former President Barack Obama in a tweet

“Billy Graham was a consequential leader. He had a powerful, captivating presence and a keen mind. He was full of kindness and grace. His love for Christ and his gentle soul helped open hearts to the word, including mine.”

* Former President George HW Bush in a statement

“His powerful words and the conviction they carried touched countless hearts and minds … I saw him live that faith fully in the constant kindness, encouragement, and counsel he extended to Hillary and me.”

* Former President Bill Clinton in a statement

“He shaped the spiritual lives of tens of millions of people worldwide. Broad-minded, forgiving and humble in his treatment of others, he exemplified the life of Jesus Christ by constantly reaching out for opportunities to serve. He had an enormous influence on my own spiritual life, and I count Reverend Graham among my advisers and friends.”

More Stories