The Rev. Jerry Falwell - founder of the Moral Majority and the face of the religious right in the 1980s - died Tuesday after being found unconscious in his office, a Liberty University executive said.
Ron Godwin, Liberty's executive vice president, said Falwell, 73, had been found unresponsive around 10:45 a.m. and was taken to Lynchburg General Hospital.
Godwin said he was not sure what caused the collapse, but noted that Falwell had "a history of heart challenges."
I have had deep, deep issues with Falwell's statements and actions in the past. And I truly do believe he had a very negative impact on politics in the US. However, I am also going to ask that people wishing to comment on this thread show some respect (for the site and the site team, if no one else) by not turning it into a hate-fest.