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Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson dies at age 93

Jun 8, 2023, 6:58 AM | Updated: 8:57 am

Television evangelist and conservative political activist Pat Robertson speaks to a meeting of the ...

Television evangelist and conservative political activist Pat Robertson speaks to a meeting of the Christian Coalition in Washington, D.C., during the political season in 1994. (Photo Credit: Wally McNamee/Corbis Historical/Getty Images)

(Photo Credit: Wally McNamee/Corbis Historical/Getty Images)

(CNN) — One-time presidential candidate and religious broadcaster Pat Robertson has died, the Christian Broadcasting Network said in a news release Thursday.

“Pat Robertson, longtime TV host, religious broadcaster, educator, humanitarian, and one-time presidential candidate died at his home in Virginia Beach early Thursday morning. He was 93,” the release said.

Regent University in Virginia also released a statement saying it was mourning the loss of Robertson.

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of our beloved founder,” Regent University Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs William L. Hathaway said. “Dr. Robertson was a globally-renowned leader, broadcaster, philanthropist, educator, author, accomplished businessman, and – most importantly – a faithful servant of God who dedicated his life to glorifying the Lord and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.”

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Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson dies at age 93