Gordon B. Hinckley

 

 

Age: 97

 

Summary: president and prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who led Mormonism through a period of global expansion and guided the Mormon Church into the 21st century by building more temples, traveling more miles, and moving Mormonism closer to the religious mainstream than any of his predecessors, but who spent 46 years in the church's top leadership ranks (nearly 13 of those as its 15th president) and became its oldest president.

 

 

Cause of Death: Natural causes

 

Born: June 23, 1910

 

Died: January 27, 2008

 

Location: Salt Lake City, Utah