Apologist Ravi Zacharias died this morning at his home in Atlanta. He was 74 and battling sarcoma.

Earlier this year, he was diagnosed with metastatic cancer. In May, his family had announced that no further medical treatment was available for his condition.

He was born in the south Indian city of Madras in 1946. He grew up in Delhi, where his father worked as a government official, and later he moved with his family to Canada in 1966.

He founded Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM), a global team of speakers with offices throughout the world in 1984.

Zacharias also wrote several books and was a speaker-broadcaster.