Mormon President Thomas Monson dies aged 90 in Utah: church

FILE PHOTO: 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, Utah October 2, 2011. REUTERS/George Frey

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(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.

He was 90.

Monson died at 10:01 p.m. on Tuesday surrounded by his family, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the official name of the religion, said in a statement on its website.

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

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