Celebrities React to the Death of Eddie Long

The controversial megachurch pastor passed away at 63.

Bishop Eddie Long passed away on Sunday, after a private battle with cancer. He was 63 years old. The senior pastor of the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church was a controversial figure to say the least — rumors of sexual abuse, tax evasion and homosexuality followed him for years — but was undoubtedly a vital figure in the church community both in Georgia and around the world.
See how celebrities are reacting to the pastor's death, below. 

The news of Long's death was first confirmed by gospel singer and New Birth member Byron Cage. Soon after, Twitter was flooded with messages about the news, including many derogatory ones. 

  1. Byron Cage

  2. Marc Lamont Hill

  3. Rickey Smiley

  4. LZ Granderson

  5. Jabari Young

  6. Anthony Oneal

  7. Don Lemon

  8. Michael Areceneaux

  9. Ayiesha Woods

  10. Wade Davis II

  11. Tracy Clayton

  12. Shaun King

  13. Kimberly Elise

  14. Frenchie Davis

  15. D.L. Hughley

  16. Tariq Nasheed

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