I got a telephone call from a friend a few moments ago to inform me that the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Gordon B. Hinckley had reportedly died this evening. I immediately looked to find any information on the major news sources, CNN, MSN, Fox. There was nothing at all so I went to the official site, www.lds.org where the official announcement had just been posted.
SALT LAKE CITY 27 January 2008 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 cause’s incident to age. Member 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.