Mormon church president Thomas S. Monson dies at 90
Jan. 4, 2018 at 12:17 a.m.
SALT LAKE CITY — Thomas S. Monson, considered a prophet by nearly 16 million Mormons worldwide, has died at the age of 90 after a nearly a decade as church president. He expanded the church's reach and its transparency and was known for promoting humanitarian causes despite leading a divisive fight against gay marriage.
Monson died Tuesday night at his home in Salt Lake City, according to church spokesman Eric Hawkins.