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September 22, 1939 - March 20, 2007
| Age 67
G.E. Patterson, the presiding bishop of the Church of God in Christ and a minister for almost 50 years, died of heart failure Tuesday, the church announced. He was 67.
The predominantly black Protestant denomination, headquartered in Memphis, claims 6 million members worldwide and traces its origins to the to the late 1800s.
Patterson was hospitalized in January for an undisclosed illness and told his followers in 2005 that he had prostate cancer.
At the church's...
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