Word has just come out that Bishop Eddie Long has passed away. He was suffering from an unspecified syndrome - which reportedly effected his immune system.
Bishop Long was accused of molesting boys who attended his church - and while it was never conclusively proven, many suspect he was guilty.
Bishop Long was a successful preacher who - at his height- had a church with more than 3,000 tithing members.
Here are some people offering their condolences:
My heart is heavy, but God is in control. See you in the rapture Bishop Eddie Long. It was my honor to serve New Birth for 12 years.
— Byron Cage (@RealByronCage) January 15, 2017
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