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Notable People We Lost In 2016
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via GospelGoodies.com:

Unfortunate news to share this morning as Bishop Eddie Long has been reported dead. He was 63-years-old.

Bishop Long served as senior pastor of Georgia’s New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. He’d recently been recovering from a private fight with an “aggressive form of cancer,” according to a statement released by his church.

READ: Bishop Eddie Long Creates A Stir With Dramatic Weight Loss After Ditching ‘Slave Menu’

“I am confident through my belief in God that my husband is now resting in a better place,” his wife and First Lady Vanessa Long said. “Although, his transition leaves a voice for those of us who loved his dearly, we can celebrate and be happy for him, knowing he’s at peace.”

The gospel music industry shares its condolences:

Bishop Eddie Long leaves behind his wife; four children Eric, Edward, Jared and Taylor; and three grandchildren. Our prayers are with his church, family and friends.

SOURCE: GospelGoodies.com 

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