Marshall Applewhite

 

 

Age: 65

 

Summary: co-founder and self-proclaimed leader of the infamous Heaven's Gate religious cult group, in which the group had only 39 members including 21 females, a former cowboy actor, and the younger brother of Star Trek actress Nichelle Nichols, but who had allegedly brainwashed all the members believing that UFOs would take their spirits to there mothership with the Hale-Bopp comet into Heaven if they would take their own lives in an apparent mass suicide.

 

 

Cause of Death: Suicide by massive drug and alcohol overdose

 

Born: May 17, 1931

 

Died: March 26, 1997

 

Location: Rancho Santa Fe, California