Famed U.S. Tv evangelist Paul Crouch has passed away at the age of 79.

The Christian broadcaster died at his home in California on Saturday (30Nov13) after a decade-long fight with degenerative heart disease.

Crouch founded the Trinity Broadcasting Network, one of the world's biggest faith-focused networks, with his wife Jan in the 1970s.

He also penned several books, including I Had No Father But God, Hello World, and Omega Code.

His grandson Brandon says, "He was an incredible businessman, entrepreneur, visionary; he built something that impacted the world."