Bishop Eddie L. Long Has Passed Away at 63

(via Ebony Mag)

The senior pastor of the popular New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, Eddie Long passed away this morning (Jan.15), according to a report from the “church”.

Last year, speculation of Long possibly having a health-related issue started to arise when he released a video appearing extremely thin. However, Long did not disclosure any information about any sort of illness, he simply stated he had recently undergone a diet change and started to eat healthier.

Over the years, he has had many personal battles that unfolded in front of his congregation and the world, but it seems this was one battle he could not fight. The released report from the church stated he had “an aggressive form of cancer”.

This news is definitely unfortunate. He left behind a wife, First Lady Elder Vanessa Long, four children, and three grandchildren. And of course, the congregation of people who supported him and followed his ministry.

The details of Bishop Eddie L. Long’s homegoing service has yet to be released.