The following comes from the Church Newsroom.
A missionary serving for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has passed away. Church spokesman Sam Penrod released the following statement Friday, January 1, 2021.
We are saddened to share news that a missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints passed away Friday morning, January 1, 2021, while serving in the Nigeria Lagos Mission. Elder Samuel Joseph Iseh, Jr., age 20, experienced a sudden health episode (unrelated to COVID-19) and was taken to the hospital where he passed away. Elder Iseh is from Port Harcourt, Nigeria and had been serving since May 2019. We express our deepest sympathies to his family and friends and pray they will be comforted during this difficult time.