William J. Taggart, interim president of Morehouse College, has died, reports the AJC.

Taggart passed away after reportedly suffering an aneurysm.

The Morehouse College Board of Trustees released the following statement regarding the death of Taggart:

“We are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Interim President 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, 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.”

He was named interim president in April.

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