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Morehouse College’s Interim President William Taggart Dies

Just two months after he took office, the interim President of Morehouse College has died.

William ‘Bill’ Taggart, the former president and CEO of Atlanta Life Financial Company, passed away this week from an aneurysm according to CBS 46.

The publication also adds that an autopsy will be conducted to determine the exact cause of death.

Taggart took over at Morehouse when President John Wilson was ousted in March.

Update: Morehouse has released a statement on Taggart’s passing.

“We are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of William J. “Bill” Taggart, a beloved colleague, father and friend. For the past two years, Bill devoted himself wholeheartedly to Morehouse College. We are eternally grateful for his loyal support, counsel and the leadership he provided to students, faculty, staff and alumni. Throughout his tenure, Bill had a positive impact on Morehouse College and the Greater Atlanta business community. He leaves behind a long legacy of compassion, integrity and devotion. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.”



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