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Bishop Eddie Long Dies At The Age Of 63

It has been officially announced and confirmed that Bishop Eddie Long, head of Georgia-based megachurch has passed away at the age of 63. The church where Eddie presided, New Birth Missionary Baptist Church along with his wife First Lady Elder Vanessa Long confirmed his death as he was battling an aggressive form of cancer.

A statement first received by Atlanta Journal-Constitution said:

“New Birth Missionary Baptist Church celebrates the life and legacy of Bishop Eddie L. Long who is now spiritually healed and home with the Lord. Bishop Long, Senior Pastor of New Birth, transitioned from this life early Sunday morning after a gallant private fight with an aggressive form of cancer. As a man of God with unyielding faith, Bishop Long maintained his commitment to our Heavenly Father as he proclaimed that cancer would not kill his faith nor his spirit. First Lady Elder Vanessa Long, Bishop Long’s wife of 27 years offered the following. ‘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.’”

Rumors of his illness had been going on for a number of months and just recently Long attended one of his services on Oct. 9, 2016, after just coming out of the hospital, and spoke to his church advising that he was healed. This was just in time for his Pastoral Anniversary Service. He then later has a healing service for those currently in physical pain.

Close friends and loved ones have been deeply saddened by Eddie Long’s passing:

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Our condolences go out to his family and close friends.

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Rest In Peace: Debbie Reynolds Dead at 84, Just One Day After Her Daughter Carrie Fisher

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 25: Actresses Debbie Reynolds (R), recipient of the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award, and her daughter Carrie Fisher pose in the press room during the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 25, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 25: Actresses Debbie Reynolds (R), recipient of the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award, and her daughter Carrie Fisher pose in the press room during the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 25, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)

After being transported to the hospital on Wednesday due to a sudden stroke, iconic actress Debbie Reynolds passed away at the age of 84 just exactly one day after her daughter, Carrie Fisher died.

TMZ reports:

Debbie was rushed to a hospital shortly after 1 PM when someone at the Beverly Hills home of her son, Todd, called 911 to report a possible stroke. We’re told Debbie and Todd were making funeral plans for Carrie, who died Tuesday of cardiac arrest.

Debbie’s survived by her son Todd, who tells us, “She’s with Carrie.”

Reynolds was also known for her She iconic roles in “Tammy and the Bachelor” and “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” … for which she earned an Oscar nomination.

Our prayers goes out to the family and close friends. We are indeed in complete shock by this tragic news.

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Rest In Peace: George Michael Dies At 53

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 11: George Michael attends a press conference to announce details of a new tour at The Royal Opera House on May 11, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 11: George Michael attends a press conference to announce details of a new tour at The Royal Opera House on May 11, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

The iconic singer-songwriter-musician George Michael has passed away in his London home just at the age of 53. It has been confirmed that the talented artist had died of heart failure and was “in bed, lying peacefully,” which his longtime lawyer Michael Lippman told The Hollywood Reporter.

“It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved son, brother and friend George passed away peacefully at home over the Christmas period,” his publicist Connie Filippello said in a statement. “The family would ask that their privacy be respected at this difficult and emotional time. There will be no further comment at this stage.”

Update per TMZ says:

One of Michael’s principal reps tell TMZ the singer had not been ill, and had been working on a Showtime movie of his life that was set to air in England next March.

Our prayers goes out to George’s family and close friends.

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Lamar Odom’s Bestfriend Jamie Sangouthai Died From A Flesh-Eating Disease, Sans Drug Overdose

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Many thought because of Jamie Sangouthai‘s obvious habits involving drugs, that his death was immediately capped as an “overdose” by the public. But according to recent autopsy reports, Jamie unfortunately passed due to a Flesh-Eating Disease caused by drug use, i.e. dirty needles.

TMZ says:

The exact terms are necrotizing fasciitis — bacterial skin infection — and chronic intravenous narcotism — IV drug abuse … according to the L.A. County Coroner.

The Coroner says Sangouthai went to the hospital for the infected arm, but the disease spreads quickly and often becomes life-threatening.

Jamie died Sunday at the hospital in Los Angeles, and he was 37 years old.

Our prayers go out to Lamar, and to Jamie’s immediate friends and family.

 

 

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The Daily Word: Brownstone Singer Charmayne Maxwell Killed By A Broken Wine Glass

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Charmayne Maxwell (of Brownstone) sudden death had to be the most shocking news over the past few days. From rumors of suicide, it seems that the singers cause of death may be the most uncommon thing that we have ever heard of, and is possibly something that we would witness in a movie.

TMZ reports:

R&B singer Charmayne Maxwell‘s death in her home appears to be an almost one in a million accident, and nothing sinister … TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us detectives combed the scene where the ex-Brownstone singer fell on Friday evening — and say all evidence points to her falling backward at the doorway between the house and the back patio … while holding a wine glass.

We’re told during the fall … the wine glass shattered on the ground behind Maxwell’s head, and when she landed shards of glass punctured the back of her neck in two places. We’re told there was an injury to the back of her head, and it’s possible she was knocked unconscious.

TMZ broke the story … Charmayne’s husband Carsten Soulshock came home and found her bleeding around 9 PM Friday. We’re told cops interviewed him and several other family members … and say there’s no history of domestic violence. They do not suspect foul play.

The one remaining mystery is what caused the fall — and we’re told one theory is she was intoxicated. The coroner now has her body, and will conduct an autopsy and toxicology test which could answer that question.

Our prayers goes out to her immediate friends and family.

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The Daily Word: ‘I Love New York’ Star Ahmad “Real” Givens Dies at 33

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Ahmad Givens a.k.a. Real was one of VH1‘s leading alum reality stars, but now, the heavens have called Real’s name, and it was time for him to rest after a long long battle with cancer.

Ahmad and his brother Kamal “Chance” Givens both starred in I Love New York and Real Chance of Love.

In 2013, Real Givens was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. During that time, Givens underwent surgery and things were looking on the up and up. But earlier this year, the cancer returned and he began chemotherapy treatments.

Chance tells TMZ:

His condition worsened after he took a fall in January — he was bedridden ever since.

Chance posted a tribute to his brother saying:

I’ll see you one day soon we shall dance again in God’s kingdom forever and ever bro words can’t describe my pain world pray for me!

According to sources, during a family visit on Friday night Real was having trouble with vision and speech and they had a feeling the end was near. Unfortunately, He passed away just hours later.

Our condolences to the family and close friends of Ahmad Givens. May he rest in peace.

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The Daily Word: Nicki Minaj’s Tour Manager Killed In Philly

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Nicki Minaj has been spending ample time in Philadelphia just being Omeeka, as of late. Unfortunately, this visit may have taken a turn for the worst.

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Two of Nicki’s roadies were stabbed outside of Che Bar & Grill in Philadelphia: De’Von Pickett  (Pictured left), Nicki’s tour manager, was killed; while the other, referred to as Eric Parker, is in critical condition. TMZ reported that the crew was there for just two days rehearsing for Nicki’s upcoming tour.

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Fabolous has posted sincere condolences to De’Von’s family. Nicki then reposted the photo with this caption:

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De’Von’s family and close friends are in our prayers. We also wish Parker a speedy recovery.

Stay Fly.

[Fly girl Shayna]

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The Daily Word: Bruce Jenner Involved In Four-Car Pile Up, One Person Is Dead; Reports Show That Bruce May Have Cause The Accident

 

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Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images

Much attention has been on Bruce Jenner for the past few weeks about his alleged transition into becoming a woman. But today, Bruce wasn’t so lucky as he was apart of a fatal car accident.

According to TMZ:

Bruce Jenner was involved in a horrific car accident on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu at around noon Saturday, one person is dead, and it looks like Bruce caused the accident … TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us … there were 4 vehicles involved in the crash.  We’re told there were 8 people involved and all sustained some sort of injury … but one person died at the scene.

Eyewitnesses say Bruce rear ended the white car and that car went into oncoming traffic and was struck by the Hummer.  You can see the impact in the pics below.  The woman driving the white car died.

One law enforcement source said Bruce seems to be ok, but again, we’re told the 7 survivors sustained some injuries, ranging from minor to moderate.

Jenner family sources tell TMZ Bruce was being chased by as many as 5 paparazzi at the time of the crash.  Bruce told cops he wasn’t drinking and passed a field sobriety test.

We’re told Bruce had picked up his Polaris UTV after loaning it to a wounded veterans group.

3:45 PM PT  Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … Bruce volunteered to go to the hospital to have his blood drawn for blood alcohol testing. He was taken in a Sheriff’s cruiser.  We’ve also learned the woman who was killed in the white car was coming to a stop at a red light when Bruce hit her.  We’re told law enforcement has already determined Bruce was not speeding.

And we’re told there was a 4th car involved in the accident.  The woman in the white car hit a Prius in front of her before moving into oncoming traffic.

To check out more pictures of the accident scene, click HERE.

 

 

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#JusticeForMikeBrown: New Orleans Rapper Shorty Questions Ferguson Verdict with Compelling ‘Why’ Visual

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New Orleans rapper Shorty channels his frustrations about the #Ferguson verdict in a new unprecedented visual entitled “Why?.” Wanting a better life for all African-Americans, the uptown barber by day, and artist by trade questions hardships experienced by his people in New Orleans and beyond. Check out more below…

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#JusticeForMikeBrown: Tink – “Tell The Children”

 

 

There has been an uproar in #Ferguson, and all over the nation about the non-indictment results for the fatal shooting of unarmed teen, Michael Brown, gunned down my (officer) Darren Wilson. Stepping in to give her take on this tragic situation, Mosley Music Group/Epic Records’ Tink chimes-in and delivers a moving track entitled “Tell The Children,” produced by Timbaland. The song gives a hint of Lauryn Hill‘s massive hit song, “Doo Wop (That Thing).” Check it out below…