Mormon leader L. Tom Perry, a member of the faith's highest governing body, died Saturday at his home in Salt Lake City, church spokesman Eric Hawkins said in a statement.
Perry was 92. He was diagnosed with cancer in late April after being hospitalized with breathing trouble. He began receiving radiation treatment and briefly returned to work as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, a group modeled after Jesus Christ's apostles that serves under the church president and his two counselors.
On May 29, church officials announced the cancer had spread aggressively, reaching Perry's lungs.
Perry was the oldest member of the church's top 15 leaders...