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SALT LAKE CITY — LDS singer Donny Osmond tweeted his thoughts on the death of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' President Thomas S. Monson.

"I had the wonderful privilege of getting to know and meeting with President @ThomasSMonson many times through the years. He was a man of God, a friend to all and one who truly lived what he preached. Thank you, #PresidentMonson, for your legacy of Christlike love and service," Osmond wrote.

Marie Osmond also tweeted her thoughts on Monson earlier this morning. She was one of the first celebrities to tweet about his passing.

"#RIP to our dear #LDS prophet @ThomasSMonson," she tweeted. "He has always been there for our family during special occasions and even in the most difficult of times. My heart mourns for his loved ones but it is a glorious day in heaven."

The Osmonds' tweets are two of several that athletes, celebrities and bloggers have shared about Monson.

Bryce Harper shared an Instagram post about Monson, too.

"This man had a smile that was contagious, spoke with pure joy and love to people about the lord, and helped me personally grow my testimony and love for the gospel. He taught us to be Kind, to be charitable, and love one another as Christ loved us. He taught us to have a testimony of the church and that nobody could ever take that away from us and lastly he taught us to live in the saviors way every single day! I loved this man and I will miss him and his amazing words," Harper wrote in an Instagram post.

Local leaders have also responded to Monson's death, honoring him for his leadership ability.

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"President Thomas S. Monson was a dedicated disciple who spent almost eight decades in the service of his fellow men and his God," Sen. Mike Lee said in a statement. "He was a strong advocate for Christlike love and the principle of eternal families, and his years as prophet were marked by a massive expansion of the missionary system and the temple network. He led by example, and his messages of love, redemption and optimism will continue to inspire and shape those he leaves behind, both in and outside the church. My prayers and the prayers of many others are with him and his family today.”

Read more statements from local leaders on DeseretNews.com.