In a statement released by Church spokesman Eric Hawkins, Senior Manager of Media Relations for the Church’s Public Affairs Department gave the following health update for Elder L. Tom Perry:
“Elder Perry has asked that we share his thanks for the prayers and kindness extended to him by Church members and friends. Despite earlier treatments, cancer has spread aggressively to his lungs and beyond. Elder Perry is at home. He will no longer attend meetings, though he is still receiving visits from members of the Quorum of the Twelve, the First Presidency, and close family. He will begin receiving hospice care in the coming days.”
The LDS Church announced in April that L. Tom Perry had been hospitalized for test and observation following breathing difficulties. Our prayers go out to the family as Elder Perry spends his last days at home. We hope the family finds comfort and strength and are able to reflect on the wonderful life of this amazing apostle of the Lord.