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Bishop Eddie Long Discusses Sex Scandal Allegations

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It was reported on social media outlets early Sunday morning that Bishop Eddie Long had passed. The rumors of his recent illness, and struggles with his health are now surfacing.

According to his church, New Birth Missionary Baptist Church announced that their Sr. Pastor Eddie L. Long had passed releasing the following statement:

New Birth Missionary Baptist Church celebrates the life and legacy of Bishop Eddie L. Long who is now spiritually healed and home with the Lord. Bishop Long, Senior Pastor of New Birth, transitioned from this life early Sunday morning after a gallant private fight with an aggressive form of cancer. As a man of God with unyielding faith, Bishop Long maintained his commitment to our Heavenly Father as he proclaimed that cancer would not kill his faith nor his spirit. First Lady Elder Vanessa Long, Bishop Long’s wife of 27 years offered the following. “I am confidant 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.”

The megachurch pastor died at the age of 63 leaving behind his wife, First Lady Elder Vanessa Long, four children Eric, Edward, Jared and Taylor along with three grandchildren.

The family has not yet released a statement.