SALT LAKE CITY — The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released the following statement regarding the passing of Ronald Reagan, former president of the United States:

 “Ronald Reagan will be remembered across the world not only as the president of the United States who helped hasten the end of the Cold War, but also as a man of uncommon decency and dignity.

 “The First Presidency expresses its sympathy and condolences to President Reagan’s wife, Nancy, to his children and extended family.”

    President Gordon B. Hinckley

    President Thomas S. Monson

    President James E. Faust