Bishop Eddie Long in deep thought during a meeting with teenage boys with a business proposal in his Newbirth Office on June 15, 1999. Renee Hannans / AJC FILE PHOTO

Atlantans mourn Bishop Eddie Long’s death

The news of Bishop Eddie Long’s death rocked Atlantans connected to New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. The longtime pastor died early Sunday morning on Jan. 15 after battling what his church called “an aggressive form of cancer.” His death drew a strong reaction from Atlantans on social media. 

Update: Plans announced for visitation and memorial service for Bishop Eddie Long

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