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Bishop Eddie Long, the man behind one of the biggest churches in the country, died over the weekend following a short battle with cancer. Long was 63.

“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,” Eddie’s wife, Vanessa Long, said in a statement.

And while many celebrated the life of the late Bishop, others shared blasphemous comments and dragged the name of the North Carolina native through the mud.

Long might’ve pastored millions of church members at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, but he’s also known for not only leading a march against homosexuality and same sex marriage, but for accusations that he pressured young men into having sexual relations.

Although eventually settling a lawsuit against the horrific claims by accusers, Long’s damaging reputation stuck with people until the day he died. Literally.

Following news of Long’s death, hundreds shared their condolences via social media; others, however, did not filter their thoughts about the late preacher.

Some of Long’s accusers, who filed the lawsuit in 2010, also spoke out. “We’ve been hearing from people from all walks of life — the media, celebrities, gospel singers — wanting to hear what we think,” accuser Spencer LeGrande said in a statement.

“As much as we’d like to make a statement about the passing of Bishop Eddie Long, we’ve all decided to remain silent, for now,” he added. “Our perspectives will be addressed in our book, Foursaken, which we hope to release soon.”

Long’s funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, January 25, at New Birth.

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Cocktails & Coins! Inside Aisha Tyler’s Wild Life After Divorce & Departure From ‘The Talk’

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Aisha Tyler went through a few MAJOR life changes over the past two years and now, the actress is back on top living life to the fullest.

In 2016, Tyler’s college love and husband of 20 years, Jeff Tietjens, filed for divorce from the actress. As if that weren’t an emotional challenge to overcome, Tyler was then ordered to pay Tietjens $31,250 a month in spousal support for the next four years, plus a lump sum of $500k.

Following the emotional split, Tyler’s career then took a big turn when she walked away from CBS’s The Talk. Just eight months ago, the actress left the show to pursue other passions. “I also have three other series (Criminal Minds, hosting Whose Line Is It Anyway? and voicing a character on Archer),” the actress said during the big announcement. “People always go, ‘How do you do all that?’ And I don’t always have an answer.”

While it might sound like Tyler’s woes and 360 of a life might seem completely damaging, it all turned for the better. “The unknown can be very compelling and can be interesting. Instead of thinking about it as change, think about it as dynamism,” she told HipHollywood during the screening of Dwyane Wade’s, Shot in the Dark. 

She explained, “You can’t stay the same, your life can’t stay the same. Staying the same is staying in place and staying in place is dying slowly. For me, I always reminded myself I’m not always going to feel this way, it’s not always going to be this tuff.”

“You cannot get through this experience on this planet without a little bit of pain and you need to know that and see that it’s temporary,” Aisha said. “My life is so interesting now and it wouldn’t have been without going through the stuff that I’ve been through. It’s been good for me; all this change.”

The actress is not only the star of some major network shows, but she also is about to launch her new cocktail line, Courage and Stone. “It’s been a really really exciting process,” she told us. “It really came out of my love of cocktails, my love of going to great bars and then going home and being like ‘I don’t know how to do all this.'”

Tyler then admitted that she was a whiskey girl at heart and that when she left the Talk “Julie Chen put me in a whiskey of the month club. She she’s doubled my collection in the last couple of months.”

Set to releae late spring early summer 2018.

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