Derrick Boazman remembers Michael Langford as 'the best friend I had in the world'

Community activist dies at age 63
Boazman says that Langford was a doer who believed in helping others.
Former Atlanta City Council Member Derrick Boazman (r) is seen with his longtime friend community activist Michael Langford who has died at age 63. Photo credit Derrick Boazman

"History will be kind to Michael Langford" according to 40-year friend Derrick Boazman, "not because of what he said, but because of what he did."

Michael Langford lead the group that found the body of a girl during the missing and murdered children era in Atlanta
Atlanta community activist Michael Langford died this week at Emory Hospital Midtown. He was 63. Photo credit Derrick Boazman

In an interview with Audacy Atlanta's Maria Boynton Boazman called Langford a 'doer' who believed in helping others.

Langford, a longtime community activist died Tuesday. He was 63. His deeds in the neighborhoods of Atlanta began with Langford working alongside his brother, the late Georgia State Senator Arthur Langford.

According to Boazman, Langford suffered from sarcoidosis, which according to webmb, is an inflammatory disease that affects multiple organs in the body, but mostly the lungs and lymph glands.

Twice divorced, Langford was the father of 3 boys and a girl.