Founder of Crystal Cathedral the Rev. Robert H. Schuller Has Died

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Founder of the Crystal Cathedral and the preacher of "The Hour of Power" for many years, Robert H. Schuller has passed away. Rev. Schuller was 88 years old. The Associated Press reported via Twitter just at 10:23 a.m. ET that Carol Schuller Milner, Schuller's daughter, had reported his death.

Schuller's grandson, who has been leading the church founded by former members of the Crystal Cathedral congregation since 2013, confirmed his passing via Twitter, writing: "My Grandfather Robert H. Schuller passed this morning into eternal life with Christ."

Schuller, who lost his wife, Arvella Schuller, in Feb. 2014, passed away Thursday at a nursing home in Los Angeles. He had been suffering since 2013 with esophagal cancer, and had not been undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment, the Orange County Register reports.

The Christian Post reported Wednesday evening that members of Schuller's former Crystal Cathedral congregation, now going by the name Shepherd's Grove, had issued a prayer request on its Facebook page due to Schuller's "swiftly declining" health.

"We at Hour of Power and Shepherd' Grove are deeply saddened to report that our founding pastor, Dr. Robert H. Schuller's health is swiftly declining," read the post. "Please join us in prayer for him and the entire Schuller family during this difficult time. May our most precious Lord and Savior grant them peace and comfort as they gather at his side."

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