Zane Lamping

Zane Lamping, 19, of Moapa, Nevada, died while serving on a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A missionary from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving in South Africa has died after he collapsed while exercising.

The LDS Church said in a news release Tuesday that 19-year-old Zane Lamping died Monday at hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa. He collapsed while exercising at a missionary training center in that city.

The cause of death is unknown.

Lamping was from Moapa, Nevada, a city about 40 miles northeast of Las Vegas. He had just started his two-year mission.

Missions are considered rites of passage for many Mormons. Men serve two years, while women go for 18 months.

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