Fresh into 2017 and the bad news keeps coming.

Bishop Eddie L. Long of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church passed away early this Sunday morning after reportedly battling an aggressive form of cancer.

We all expressed concern in December when disturbing pictures popped up of Bishop Long in the gym looking extremely sick. According to his own announcement, his new look was the result of no longer eating from a “slave menu.”

We all knew something else HAD to be going on. And sure enough, the “Christian Post” said Bishop Long had been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, a claim Long neither confirmed or denied but acknowledged in a statement that said he was recovering from a “health challenge.”

Bishop Long was no stranger to controversy, but he will be missed for his pivotal role in the Gospel community.

Several celebs are speaking out in remembrance of his legacy:


Celebs We Lost in 2016
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