Beloved Church President, Gordon B. Hinckley, Dies at 97

President Gordon B. Hinckley, who led The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints through twelve years of global expansion, has died at the age of 97.

President Hinckley was the 15th president in the 177-year history of the Church and had served as its president since 12 March 1995.

The Church president died at his apartment in downtown Salt Lake City at 7:00 p.m. Sunday night from causes incident to age. Members of his family were at his bedside. A successor is not expected to be formally chosen by the Church’s Quorum of the Twelve Apostles until after President Hinckley’s funeral within the next few days.

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All of us here at the Mansius home were sad to hear the news of President Hinckley's passing but we are glad that he will again be with his Heavenly Father and his wife
Marjorie. He was a GREAT man and prophet and we will all miss him. We look forward to supporting the next prophet though it is hard to say good-bye to a president we've had so long. There are no better ways to express our gratitude to this wonderful man than just to quote the words of the song We Thank Thee, O God for a Prophet.

We thank thee, O God, for a prophet
To guide us in these latter days.
We thank thee for sending the gospel
To lighten our minds with its rays.
We thank thee for every blessing
Bestowed by thy bounteous hand.
We fell it a pleasure to serve thee,
And love to obey thy command.