(Reuters) – Thomas Monson, leader of the Mormon church, has died at the age of 90 at his home in Salt Lake City, Utah, the church said on Wednesday.

Monson became the 16th President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – as the religion is officially known – in 2008. As president, he was believed by members of the faith to be a prophet who receives divine revelations.

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


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