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Harold Camping, Alameda Radio Evangelist Who Predicted End of the World, Dies at Age 92

Camping's predictions that the world would end in 2011 received widespread media attention.

Harold Camping in 2011. Patch file photo.
Harold Camping in 2011. Patch file photo.
Alameda resident Harold Camping, the radio preacher who predicted the end of the world twice in 2011, died late Sunday afternoon, Dec. 15, according to a statement released by the Family Radio Network. He was 92.

Camping founded the Family Radio Network, a worldwide network of Christian radio stations, in the 1950s. He predicted that the world would end on May 21, 2011, in his book "1994?" He later revised the date to Oct. 21, 2011.

The Fernside area resident had a stroke later in 2011 and suffered a fall at his home on Nov. 30 of this year, according to a report from Religion News Service.

Family Radio sold many of its stations in 2011 and its assets declined from $135 milion in 2007 to $29.2 million by 2011, the report says.

Camping is survived by his wife of 71 years, the Famiiy Radio sttaement says.

For more about Camping, see:

"Alameda Evangelist Claims End of the World Saturday"

"Alameda Resident Predicting End of World Again"

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Jon Spangler December 18, 2013 at 04:50 PM
May Harold Camping rest in peace. His predictions may have been all wrong but I hope he is pleasantly surprised by the company he finds and will enjoy his new surroundings--wherever he is now.
Anabella Maria Fontini Della Rossa La Bellissima December 18, 2013 at 05:48 PM
I don't think he will enjoy his new surroundings. He stole from many people. Stole many millions of dollars. You know where bad people go when they die, right?
Michael John Torrey December 18, 2013 at 06:06 PM
Attn: Dixie Jordan Date: December 18, 2013 RE: Mr. Harold Camping While his Spirit walks among us may his body rest in peace. His prediction was not entirely wrong. After all this World came to an end for him. I wonder what he is going to do now with all that funding he collected to save a World that is over for him? Or is it? Michael John Torrey E-Mail-mjohntorrey54@yahoo.com Alameda, CA. 94501-1875
Anabella Maria Fontini Della Rossa La Bellissima December 19, 2013 at 11:19 AM
Maybe, just maybe, in Camping's will he decided to give generously of all his ill-gotten gains to all of the non-profits, causes, and charities of Alameda. Then again, probably not.
Carol Parker December 19, 2013 at 11:43 AM
Maybe now that he's dead Alameda's name won't be dragged through the mud any longer when he's mentioned. His obit made the NY Times and of course Alameda was referenced.

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