2018-01-03 / Nation/World

Thomas S. Monson, president of Mormon church, dies at 90

The Associated Press


Thomas S. Monson, the 16th president of the Mormon church, has died after overseeing the religion for nine years. He was 90.

Monson died Tuesday night at his home in Salt Lake City, according to church spokesman Eric Hawkins.

Monson spent more than five decades serving in top church leadership councils — making him a well-known face and personality to multiple generations of Mormons.

A church bishop at the age of 22, the Salt Lake City native became the youngest church apostle ever in 1963 at the age of 36. He served as a counselor for three church presidents before assuming the role of the top leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in February 2008.

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