In sad news it was announced that Bishop Eddie Long passed away on Sunday morning.
At the moment the exact cause of death is unknown, but many people have been sending their condolences to the family and friends of Bishop Long, as well as to his church family over at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church.
This story is still developing.
In a statement released by the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, they confirmed that he passed away early Sunday morning after “a gallant fight with an aggressive form of cancer.”
Nonetheless, Bishop Long refused to let the cancer claim his faith and spirit.
His wife of 27 years, First Lady Elder Vanessa Long said in the statement, “I am confident through my belief in God that my husband is now resting in a better place. Although, his transition leaves a void for those of us who loved him dearly, we can celebrate and be happy for him, knowing he’s at peace.”
Check out the full statement below:
Bishop Long also leaves behind his children Eric, Edward, Jared and Taylor, and three grandchildren.
We send our condolences to the family during this difficult time.
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