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Eddie Long's mother dies

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Bishop Eddie Long said his mother died on Friday after a long illness.

Hattie Long, 91, passed away in her home in Charlotte, NC.

Bishop Long released this statement: "Our family recognizes how truly blessed we have been to have her live such a long and fruitful life. Although this is a very difficult time for our family, we rejoice in knowing that she is "fully" present with our Heavenly Father."

Services are still being planned.

Bishop Long is pastor of the mega church New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in DeKalb County.

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