Daniel Woodruff, spokesman for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, released the following statement on November 27, 2018:
"We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Elder Zane Lamping who collapsed Monday while exercising at the South Africa Missionary Training Center in Johannesburg. He passed away at a local hospital. The cause of his death is unknown at this time. Elder Lamping, age 19, is from Moapa, Nevada. He had been assigned to the South Africa Johannesburg Mission and had entered the MTC on November 22. Our hearts go out to his family and loved ones. We pray they will feel the love of our Heavenly Father during this difficult time."