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Mormon Church President Thomas Monson Dies At 90

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Mormon Church President Thomas Monson Dies At 90
Thomas Spencer Monson, the 16th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died at his home Tuesday.
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Thomas Spencer Monson, the president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has died at age 90.

The Church said Monson died Tuesday at his Salt Lake City home. 

Monson was named president in 2008. Prior to that, he'd served 45 years as a high-ranking church leader. 

While he was president, church membership swelled to almost 16 million worldwide

Monson also allowed more Latter-day Saints to go on missions by lowering the minimum age requirement. 

Monson is survived by his three children and multiple grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The Church is expected to name its next president after Monson's funeral.