Thomas S. Monson, president of the Mormon church, dies at age 90
SALT LAKE CITY — Thomas S. Monson, the 16th president of the Mormon church, has died after 9 years in workplace. He was 90.
Church spokesman Eric Hawkins says Monson died Tuesday evening at his residence in Salt Lake City.
Monson spent greater than 5 a long time serving in high church management councils — making him a widely known face and character to a number of generations of Mormons.
Monson’s presidency was marked by his noticeably low profile throughout a time of intense publicity for the church, together with the 2008 and 2012 campaigns of Mormon Mitt Romney for the Republican presidential nomination, and the religion’s involvement in the passage of a constitutional modification to ban homosexual marriage in California.
The subsequent church president was not instantly named, however is predicted to be Russell M. Nelson. He is the subsequent longest-tenured member of the church’s governing Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
Considered a prophet by the church, formally generally known as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Monson led a church with 15.9 million members, the Deseret News reported.
TV station KSL reported Monson was identified for his charity, humor and religion.
The Register contributed to this report.