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Doomsday prophet dies

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 01:05

Dec. 17 - Evangelical broadcaster Harold Camping is dead at age 92. He drew international attention for his failed doomsday prophecy in 2011. Linda So reports.

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He's the man who got thousands to believe the day of reckoning was on its way. SOUNDBITE: HAROLD CAMPING, FAMILY RADIO PRESIDENT, SAYING: "On May 21, there's going to be a terrific earthquake, way, way, greater than anything else the earth has ever experienced." Harold Camping, the doomsday prophet who predicted Judgment Day would come on May 21st, 2011 has died. He passed away at his California home at the age of 92. Camping gained notoriety after launching an end-of-the-world countdown that prompted some of his followers to get rid of their life's savings in preparation for their last day on Earth. SOUNDBITE: HAROLD CAMPING, FAMILY RADIO PRESIDENT, SAYING: "I've been called every name in the book. I've been called Satan, the man of sin, I've been called a false prophet by experts, and it doesn't bother me in the slightest because they just don't understand it." Days after his failed doomsday prophecy, Camping said he had miscalculated the date and said October 21st would be the new Judgment Day. About a month later, his radio network announced Camping had suffered a stroke, taking him out of the public eye.

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Doomsday prophet dies

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 01:05