Endtimes Finally Here for Doomsday Prophet Camping

Preacher who erroneously predicted the rapture thrice dead at 92
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 17, 2013 11:49 AM CST
Endtimes Finally Here for Doomsday Prophet Camping
In this May 23, 2011 file photo, Harold Camping speaks during a taping of his show Open Forum in Oakland, Calif.   (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, file)

It turns out the end was nigh for Harold Camping, just not quite as nigh as he thought. The preacher, who thrice predicted the date of the rapture without apparent success, has died at age 92, Family Radio Network revealed today. Camping passed away at home with his family on Sunday, following a stint in the hospital after a fall, the AP reports.

Camping began his career as a civil engineer, before retiring and founding Family Radio Network. He first predicted the end of the world in 1994, and then again in May and October of 2011. Camping was chastened after those strikeouts, calling his attempts to predict the end times "sinful," and vowing not to try again. (More Harold Camping stories.)

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