BREAKING NEWS !!! Bishop Eddie Long Has Passed Away At The Age Of 63

BREAKING NEWS !!! Bishop Eddie Long Has Passed Away At The Age Of 63
BREAKING NEWS !!! Bishop Eddie Long Has Passed Away At The Age Of 63 
BHR Hollywood Reports.......Bishop Eddie Long, the embattled pastor of Georgia megachurch, New Birth Missionary Baptist, has died from an “aggressive form of cancer” according to a statement.

He was 63 years old.

"Today it is with great sadness I announce that our bishop has transitioned,” Bishop Christopher C. Smith said.

Bishop Eddie Long 
New Birth issued a statement to reports on Sunday, confirming his death.

Long made his last public appearance two weeks ago; the senior pastor had lost a significant amount of weight, prompting more than a few comments on social media about his thin, gaunt appearance, prognoses about the state of his health, and even rumors of hospice care.

As Long praise danced at the altar, he looked almost unrecognizable—his thick hair gone, replaced with a shiny bald head; his portly appearance now replaced by a shadow of his former self.

Long had been fielding concerns about this health for some time, and in September Long released a statement saying in part that he is recovering from a health challenge.

Bishop Eddie long And First Lady Elder Long 
“I am recovering from a health challenge that I trust God to deliver me from. It is unrelated to the eating for life diet consisting of mostly raw vegetables that I am continuing, as part of a holistic approach to good health.”

Long was absent at several services during recent months but was present during Christmas and New Year’s Eve services.

Bishop Eddie Long 
First Lady Elder Vanessa Long, Bishop Long’s wife of 27 years said she is confident through her belief in God that her 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,” she said.

Long delivered his final message to New Birth as the church ushered in 2017.

“He told the church that God was already working in our favor and what we have been praying for was already manifested,” the statement says.

He is survived by his wife, First Lady Elder Vanessa Long, four children: Eric, Edward, Jared and Taylor; and three grandchildren. 

BHR Wishes Our Deepest Condolences To The Friends And Family OF Bishop Eddie Long 
He will truly be missed