Tim LaHaye, evangelical leader and 'Left Behind' co-author, dead at 90

(RNS) Tim LaHaye, the evangelical leader known for his conservative politics as well as the best-selling Left Behind series, has died at age 90, his ministry announced.

LaHaye died Monday (July 25) at a hospital in the San Diego area after recently suffering a stroke, his ministry said.

“Thrilled as I am that he is where he has always wanted to be, his departure leaves a void in my soul I don’t expect to fill until I see him again,” said co-author Jerry B. Jenkins of the death of his co-author on the apocalyptic series.

LaHaye and his wife Beverly were an evangelical power couple, with him serving as a pastor, religious broadcaster and the founder of Christian high schools and her founding Concerned Women for America, a prominent conservative organization.

Beyond the 16-book Left Behind series, LaHaye wrote dozens of other books, on topics such as family life, Bible prophecy and secular humanism, that sold millions of copies.

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