US Mormon President Thomas Monson dies aged 90 in Utah: church

11:05  03 january  2018
11:05  03 january  2018 Source:   Reuters

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SALT LAKE CITY — President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Thomas S. Monson , has died . He was 90 . Hawkins said Monson died from “causes incident to age .” Monson was born in Salt Lake City on August 21, 1927.

The president of the Church of Latter-day Saints, Thomas S. Monson died Tuesday aged 90 , according to a statement by the church . Another blog, Mormon Insider, said he and his wife Frances were the owners of a second home in the upscale Utah town of Midway and its market value in 2013

a man wearing a suit and tie: President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Thomas Monson gives a talk at the fourth session of the 181st Semiannual General Conference in Salt Lake City © REUTERS/George Frey President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Thomas Monson gives a talk at the fourth session of the 181st Semiannual General Conference in Salt Lake City

Jan 3 (Reuters) - Mormon President Thomas Monson, who headed one of the world’s fastest growing and most affluent religions, has died at his home in Salt Lake City, Utah, the church said on Wednesday.

Monson, who was 90, became the church's 16th president in 2008. His predecessor Gordon Hinckley died aged 97 in late 2007.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - as the religion is officially known - has a global membership of 15.8 million, more than half of whom live outside the United States, its country of origin.

Monson died on Tuesday evening surrounded by his family, the church said in a statement on its website.

(Reporting by Brendan O'Brien in Milwaukee; Editing by Alison Williams and John Stonestreet)

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