(USA Today) Legendary Gospel music singer George Beverly Shea, whose career spanned much of the 20th century and who long served the Rev. Billy Graham, died Tuesday at 104 here after a short illness.

The Canadian-born Shea was a Grammy-winning singer, whose deep rich voice led him to be known as “America’s beloved gospel singer.” He recorded 70 albums, toured the world, and earned 10 Grammy nominations. He won a Grammy in 1965, and the Grammy organization gave him a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011.

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