Controversial Bishop Eddie Long Dies Aged 63

Published: Sunday 15th Jan 2017 by Sam

Controversial minister Bishop Eddie Long has reportedly passed away.

Full story below…

Details are in-coming, however a number of prominent figures in the Gospel industry have begun taking to social media to express their grief. Singer Byron Cage is one of them.

He wrote moments ago on Twitter:

Meanwhile, Kevin Bond – a minister of music at Long’s New Birth Ministry Baptist Church -wrote on Facebook:

My sincere prayers go out to the Family of Bishop Eddie Long & the entire New Birth Church Family in the passing of Bishop Eddie Long. RIP

No word on the cause of death, however Long found himself in headlines (again) last August when his diminished appearance led to questions surrounding his health.

At the time, he fessed up to be being unwell, but didn’t elaborate. He simply said in a video clip…

“I’m on the medicine that God gave you to feed your immune system to build you up. You know what, if you really want to move through this world and have influence, you gotta be spiritual and you have to walk by his commandments and you have to be healthy.”

In October, he told his congregation “I’ve been on a journey and just recalibrating myself.”


As a popular Atlanta-based preacher, Long was well known in Gospel circles. However, his named hit global notoriety when he became embroiled in an abuse scandal in 2011.

Indeed, as widely reported, several male accusers came forward alleging improper sexual conduct by Long, with many of them asserting that he groomed them as early as their teens.

The story exploded when, instead of fighting the allegations, he made a number of sizeable pay outs.

He would rarely speak on the matter, but did tell his congregation that he was going through a “battle” and that “the enemy will not win.”

Long is survived by his wife of 27-years Vanessa, who filed for divorce at the time of the scandal (only to withdraw). She said in a statement:

“I am confident 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.”

He is also survived by his adult children Eric, Edward, Jared and Taylor, and three grandchildren.

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  1. Truth(yaaasss honey) January 15, 2017

    Cancer was the cause…altho thats not wats going to b said

    • Bravo!!! January 15, 2017

      H** can turn into cancer..

    • Bravo!!! January 15, 2017

      A*** can turn into cancer..

  2. Cough Cough January 15, 2017


  3. Kim Burrell January 15, 2017


    • The Legend Called Missy Elliott January 15, 2017

      Kim? You needed this because you are tired of being dragged thru the universe by that yaki.

  4. Thando January 15, 2017

    He’s now long stroking teenagers in “heaven”

    • Jamie January 15, 2017

      That statement alone shows that you’re sicker than people are saying he was. Grow up!

  5. Meme January 15, 2017

    They said it was an aggressive cancer.

  6. DanYiel Iman January 15, 2017

    Actually didn’t know of Eddie Long until someone shared Kim Burrell’s Hate speech towards Homosexuality & Lesbianism & heard his name..??

  7. tikklzzz January 15, 2017

    I hope those boys he molested gets tested. That’s all i have to say.

    • ImaMessyBitch January 15, 2017

      If what youre insinuating what I think youre insinuating then it could be said that they infected him but nobody knows what really was the cause but him and God

  8. The Great Lacefronce. January 15, 2017

    Hes in Hell where the rest of you gays are headed. Repent now.

    • Jamie January 15, 2017

      I guess your fav is gonna lead the pack. We’ve yet to see her vaginnnnnnnaaaa

  9. #ispeakfacts January 15, 2017

    Truly sad! I lost an aunt to cancer in 2013 and it was really tough… just watching your loved one suffer and become weaker and weaker and thinner and thinner just as Bishop Long. For those reasons I sympathized for Bishop Long. I wish ppl would let this man RIP he could’ve asked for forgiveness from the most high pertaining to all his mistakes and wrongs!

  10. TickleMyFancy January 15, 2017

    Now We ALL Know Why He Got Sick & It’s Not Because Of No Damn Cancer. RIP Tho

    • Cough Cough January 15, 2017

      He’s rich, if he had H** he would go on meds and be just fine like Magic Johnson. This is not the face of A***, this is the face of cancer. You really should educate yourself

      • Teflon Boy January 15, 2017

        Exactly, H** is not the killer it once was.., it’: now a manageable condition. Cancer on the other hand:/

  11. January 15, 2017

    Bye p***!

  12. Corrina January 15, 2017

    He was a stain on the already filthy black church.

  13. tikklzzz January 15, 2017

    perverted guy

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