Interim Morehouse College president Bill Taggart has died of an aneurysm, officials announced Thursday.
Taggart, 55, was named interim president in April.
The college continues to search for a president.
Read the statement released by Morehouse College below:
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.