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Church missionary in Nigeria dies from ‘sudden health episode’

FILE - This Oct. 4, 2019, file photo, shows the Salt Lake Temple at Temple Square in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

A Nigerian missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints died after a “sudden health episode” while serving in the Nigeria Lagos Mission, the church announced in a statement Friday. 

Elder Samuel Joseph Iseh, Jr., 20, is from Port Harcourt, Nigeria, and has been serving his mission since May 2019. 

“[He] experienced a sudden health episode (unrelated to COVID-19) and was taken to the hospital where he passed away,” the church said in a statement. “We express our deepest sympathies to his family and friends and pray they will be comforted during this difficult time.”

No other information was released from the church at this time, but this story will be updated as it becomes available.

 

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